The Greater Manchester Navigator Project

The Navigator project was set up in April 2021 and is funded by the Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit to support young people aged 10-25 years old in Greater Manchester that have been impacted by violence. 

Navigators are based within the Emergency departments at;

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI)

  • Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH)

  • Salford Royal

  • Royal Bolton

We offer support to young people presenting with injuries as a result of being involved in a violent incident. We also take referrals directly from the community so if you are concerned about a young person at risk of involvement in violent crime, or would like to receive support yourself, you can make a referral today.

Get the support you need from our expert support team.

If you are aged between 10-25 years old, live or go to school in Greater Manchester and have been impacted by violence we would love to offer you support.

Getting support from our team

If you are interested in receiving support, complete our online referral form and we will get in touch with you to find out a bit more about what is going on for you and what support we can give.

Talk to our advice team

If you are a professional and would like to know more about our service please get in touch.

Parent and Carer Support

If you are a Parent or Carer and are worried about your child please check out our Parent and Carer Service PACS.

Our Approach

At Oasis we are passionate about supporting people to achieve their potential. We believe in you. If you have been involved in a violent incident this can often be a really difficult time. We will help you to process what has happened and support you with your immediate needs. We can advocate for you to ensure that you are heard and people understand what is going on for you. 

If you are up for it, we can also support you to identify things that you would like to change in your life and to develop an action plan that will help you achieve your goals. 

What we Offer

Our support is free and confidential. You are always in control and we will only get involved if you agree to us working with you. Most of our work is done one to one in a location of your choice.

You can make a referral using our online form, or contact the project manager at

Hear the stories of the young people we’ve already helped

“This project has literally saved my life. This was the first service I have told everything to, I really don’t trust services, but I never felt judged. She has saved my life. I can’t believe there is a service out there like this.”


“I just want to say a huge thank you for your support. You haven’t given up like other people have. Me and my family really appreciate your work”


“If it wasn’t for the navigators I wouldn’t have had any support at all. Once I left the hospital nobody seemed to care except for you.”


Meet Our Expert Team

The team are working with young people, helping them access local support networks and prevent further violence.

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Hannah Barton

Project Coordinator

Christopher Hughes

Senior Practitioner and Community Development Lead

Ammaarah Patel

Senior Practitioner and Education Lead

Nathan Reilly

Youth Development Worker

Ava Lennard

Youth Development Worker

Pete Oladipo

Youth Development Worker

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Shelley Bentley

Youth Development Worker

Shaun Tomlinson

Youth Development Worker

Narinder Singh

Youth Development Worker

Caroline Dobson

Youth Development Worker

Favour Ukaegbu

Youth Development Worker

Tony Atkinson

Youth Development Worker

Leo Moran

Youth Development Worker

Jeff Pond

Youth Development Worker

Ange Maher

Project Administrator

Jackie Hughes

Triage Youth Development Worker

Jo Crewe

Triage Youth Development Worker

Vanessa Flannery

Triage Youth Development Worker