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.
The Isle of Wight Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory role (set out in law by the Health & Social Care Act 2012) to improve the health and wellbeing of local people; to reduce health inequalities amongst the Island population; to promote the integration of services so they work more closely together and to oversee the publication of a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which paints a picture of local needs and a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) which is a plan for how these needs can be met.
Hosted by the Isle of Wight Council the board brings together the NHS, public health, adult social care and children's services, including elected representatives and Local Healthwatch, to plan how best to meet the needs of their local population and tackle local inequalities in health.
You can find out more about the board here.
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: