Community Navigator Support Service - mPower (NHS Western Isles)
The Community Navigator Support Service, known locally as mPower has been set up to help people live well, safely and independently in their own homes. It does this by linking them up with services in their community and by helping people use technology to look after their own health and care.
The mPower project provides a service supporting adults with a range of issues in their lives which may affect their health and ability to manage in their home. The mPower project is currently being offered to those aged 18 and over living in rural areas of Lewis and Harris.
Do you need help to live well, safely and independently in your home?
Are you are feeling lonely or isolated or generally feeling low?
Do you have difficulty heating or looking after your home or meeting your bills?
Do you feel your health could be better if you exercised more or stopped smoking?
If you said ‘yes’ to any of those questions, your local mPower team may be able to help you.
Isolation and Loneliness
One to One Support
Sport and Exercise
You can be referred to mPower by your GP or other healthcare professional. They will ask if you’re OK with this. Once the mPower team receives your referral, the Community Navigator will contact you to meet you at your home, or other convenient place, for a confidential conversation about what really matters to you, what might help you and to create a Wellbeing Plan with you.
This Plan will focus on you being better able to look after your health and wellbeing by connecting you to activities in your community according to your interests.
It will also look at how technology can be used to support you better, using mobile apps, video-linked consultations with professionals and remote monitoring of certain conditions such as diabetes.