We are working to ensure that children on the Isle of Wight are supported to get the best start in life that will lead to good health and wellbeing. This will provide the foundation to ensure they are able to achieve the best opportunities and keep as healthy and well as possible throughout their lives.
We want to ensure that families, individuals and communities are thriving and resilient with access to good jobs, affordable housing, leisure activities, lifelong training, education and learning, health and care services are are able to enjoy the place in which they live.
We want to ensure that people on the Isle of Wight are able to live independently in their own homes with appropriate care support. We want to make sure older residents are supported to play an active role in their communities and supported to maintain and develop their social and community networks.
Working together to help youStart Well, Live Well and Age Wellon the Isle of Wight
Working together to help youStart Well, Live Well and Age Well on the Isle of Wight
Working Together to help youStart Well, Live Well and Stay Wellon the Isle of Wight
On the Island, we have much to celebrate about our way of life and the opportunities we have to live our lives to the full.
However, we also have a growing problem we cannot ignore. As a community, we are living longer, often with complex, long-term health and care needs that are placing unsustainable demands on the services that support us. We need to do things differently and change the way we use health and care services and how they are delivered in the future, to ensure we stay healthy and enjoy all that the Island has to offer.
The Local Care System on the Island; the Isle of Wight Council, Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, have been working together to try and develop a new way of working that means our services are better coordinated, they are delivered closer to people’s homes and can help support people to take control of their own health and care better.
You can read more about our work on this website and the progress being made to transform health and care on the Island so you can start well, live well and age well on the Isle of Wight.
We have had lots of useful conversations with people about the sorts of things we need to do to improve health and care services on the Island. Lots of ideas have been put forward and you can read more here about the sort of things we have been able to put in place as a result of your feedback.
The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. The following activities and events are taking place on the Island to celebrate this important milestone: