"Finding community-based solutions in partnership"


Welcome to the online home of Navig8 Consultancy Services, a service set up to help organisations and communities find a way through the different challenges they face:

  • supporting the development of excellence in the housing, health, care and support sectors
  • having a positive impact on the well-being and sustainability of individuals, organisations and communities.

Set up by Patrick Fowler after more than 20 years experience in the field, from front-line to more than 10 years in strategic and senior management, Navig8 Consultancy Services can offer a wide range of project-based and interim solutions that respond to the ever-changing environment.

If you would like more information about finding community-based solutions in partnership, please contact us at info@navig8consultancy.uk





Navig8 Consultancy Services is a values driven consultancy business, focused on building stronger, more inclusive partnerships and communities. We offer a minimum of 8 ways through the challenging landscape that is housing, health, care & support. This key offer includes:



Navig8 Consultancy Services is currently working with the following clients:

  • NHS England, Housing LIN & HACT - supporting local Transforming Care Partnerships to work with inpatients & families to find housing solutions in the community.
  • Healthwatch Portsmouth - service development lead, enabling local people shape local health & social care services.
  • Winchester City Council - procurement lead for new alarm monitoring service and project lead for development of catering strategy & provision at new-build extra care scheme.


What people say about the founder, Patrick Fowler:

Steve Hansford - Head of Community Services at Chichester District Council

"...good engagement and understanding of brief. Clear on what could be delivered and when. I particularly liked the understanding of the confidential nature and sensitivities around the subject of the work."

Carol Elliott - Head of Development at Learning Links (re Healthwatch)

"Patrick...quickly grasped the complex nature of working with key health and social care stakeholders including the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Portsmouth Hospital Trust, NHS Solent, Local Authority, Staff, Board Members, Volunteers and Members of the Public.
He has built up a good rapport with the voluntary Governance Board members...and has gained the trust of the small team of staff who work well under his direction. He also works at a more strategic level i.e. developing Healthwatch Portsmouth’s recent involvement of the CCG’s city-wide consultation on proposals to re-locate the Guildhall Walk Treatment Centre and engaged with local residents to gather their views..."

Peter Rush - Strategic Commissioning Manager at Hampshire County Council

“During this period when all local authority funding has become increasingly constrained I have found Pat has continued to actively engage with commissioners, both in seeking to develop new services, and in working imaginatively to seek new options and solutions to existing services...his strong commitment to partnership working and engaging with stakeholders has earned him the real respect of all parties. Throughout all his work the needs and aspirations of individual’s tenants and client have remained at the centre of Pat's thinking.”

Louise Cumberland - Operations Director at Southdown Housing Association

“Patrick is one of the most dedicated motivated and trustworthy people I have known. He is an expert in his field. He is sharp and financially astute, quick at interpreting potential threats and opportunities.”

Mike Ballard - MB Training and Consultancy

“Patrick is one of the top people in the field of housing related support for vulnerable people...I have valued his support, knowledge, experience, sensitivity and calmness. His ability particularly in working in partnership with commissioners and concern for vulnerable people has been outstanding...”

Nathan Stolborg - Tenancy & Community Support Services Manager at VIVID Homes

“A strategic thinker, Pat is able to spot opportunities in the most testing of situations; with his focus firmly on what comes next in order to improve the services available for customers. Pat has the ability to convert strategy into detailed operational plans, and by promoting and inspiring trust amongst his teams, ensures that those plans are delivered on time, within budget, and to an excellent standard.”

Sharon Collins - Director, Collins Corporate Solutions Ltd

“His natural ability to lead teams and get the best outcome for residents stands him apart from his peers.”

Isthar Pearce - Health & Safety Consultant

“Patrick has built a strong (and deserved) reputation as someone with vision, a pragmatic leader, who seems to grasp ideas holistically whilst still taking note to the more acute details.”

Nazma Begum - Supporting employer-employee relationships at First Wessex

“Pat is well known for his positive attitude, teamwork, leadership and work ethic. He is respected throughout the organisation and has a wealth of knowledge within social housing.”



For more information, please contact us at info@navig8consultancy.uk