Introducing Khadija Khan: Your New Community Care Navigator
Meet your new Community Care Navigator for Cheetham & Crumpsall, Khadija.
Community care navigators work with you to ensure you are connected with the right services available to you in your local neighbourhood, including NHS services, social services, housing, charities and other community resources. Please read Khadija’s insightful thoughts on her new role below.
“I am the new Community Care Navigator for Cheetham & Crumpsall ward. I moved to the UK (Manchester) in 2004 from Hong Kong with so many dreams and a passion to work in NHS. I always feel proud to wear the NHS badge.
The beginning of my journey in the NHS started in 2007 as a Community Health Trainer. Being a local resident, I considered myself lucky to be able to work within my community and served the Cheetham & Crumpsall wards for 13 years as a Health and Wellbeing Advisor, then a BeWell Health Coach. I was moved to No.93 wellbeing Centre in Harpurhey for three years as Senior Support Worker, and now I am here once again as Community Care Navigator.
Serving the local community gives me a sense of satisfaction beyond words. Like I always say, I am a ‘genie in the bottle’ of information who brings the best NHS services for you to your doorstep.
This community has given me so much love and respect that it makes me want to work at my very best. I feel lucky to be able to come back and work alongside a great team of professionals who are dedicated and ever-ready to make a great change in the community.
This role is very exciting and gives me the opportunity to play a mediator role between the service and the service users so we can bring out the potential of the service. I am very excited and feel encouraged by the warm welcome given to me by my colleagues.
In my spare time l like home decorating and spending quality time with my family.”