The Stockton Care Home Navigator project aims to provide support and guidance to individuals and families with sourcing an appropriate care home.
Funded by Stockton Borough Council and hosted by Catalyst, the service allows individuals and families a chance to discuss care home choices and make informed decisions and can include assisted visits to potential homes.
The service is accessed via referral from Social Worker or the Assessment Reablement Team who work across North Tees and Hartlepool hospitals. Clients who access the Dementia Hub or who are self-funding can independently access the service if requiring support.
Working alongside health and social care professionals and liaising with care home managers the service aims to decrease delays in transfers of care from North Tees and Hartlepool University Hospitals and Rosedale Rehabilitation Centre.
Catherine was a huge support to us, she provided transport and had a lot of knowledge about homes and the systems. She adapted well when circumstances changed.
60+ referrals have been made since the service went live in August
A quarterly report has been produced detailing the service and the achievements so far VIEW REPORT
For more information, please contact Catherine Richardson, Care Home Navigator: