We are a free, confidential and non-judgmental service working in Stockton-on-Tees to help people find solutions to issues affecting their health and wellbeing.

The Stockton Service Navigation Project is funded by Stockton Borough Council and managed by The Pioneering Care Partnership. The project has 2 distinct strands of work throughout:

  1. The Signposting Service- Working with any one over the age of 16 who is experiencing or is at risk of developing mild to moderate health issues or reduced wellbeing due to circumstances in their lives for which they need help, advice or support. The project works to assist individuals in connecting with the appropriate sources of support in order to improve their longer term health and wellbeing..

  2. Health and Wellbeing Programme- A series of classes, courses and projects aimed at teaching life, employment and health knowledge to clients to ensure they reach their maximum potential. This can include areas such as healthy eating, mental and physical wellbeing, confidence building and physical activity 

Objectives and Outcomes

Our key objectives are:

  1. To promote the welfare of the individual;

  2. To respect the rights of individuals- rights of personal freedom, choice in daily living, dignity and self-respect, independence, privacy and confidentiality, protection from risk of harm, exploitation and violence, and the excercise of free will;

  3. To assist with any disability or illness which individuals may have, in a manner which reflects the above two statements;

  4. To enable individuals to be in charge of their own lives and make their own decisions including decisions to take risks;

  5. To involve individuals, carers and relatives where appropriate in decision-making which concerns them;

  6. To assess and respond to the changing needs of individuals;

  7. To take into account the social, cultural and religious context of individuals’ circumstances when making decisions with them;

  8. To use individuals’ own network of support as much as possible.

Our key outcomes are:

  1. An improvement in the mental health and wellbeing of individuals referred to the project;

  2. An increase in the level of social contact and support amongst individuals who were feeling isolated or marginalised;

  3. A reduction in the number and frequency of G.P appointments sought by individuals, reducing the reliance upon regular medical input and medication;

  4. Individuals are assisted and encouraged to become more self-reliant and empowered to deal with future issues;

  5. An increase in the utilisation of locally available leisure and educational facilities and other activities;

  6. An increase in the number of individuals engaging within their local communities and building fulfilling relationships;

  7. Older people are assisted to remain independent and live at home for longer.

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