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 health and wellbeing of people on the Isle of Wight is fundamental to how we live our lives and everyone has a role in improving it for ourselves and the people around us.
As a Health and Wellbeing Board we have used data and information about the Island's population's health and wellbeing and talked to people in local organisations and the community to help us put together a plan and set of priorities to help improve everyone's health and wellbeing.
Our Island Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out a shared vision in which people live healthy and independent lives, supported by thriving and connected communities with timely and easy access to high-quality and integrated public services when they need them.
It focuses on a life-course approach for improving health and wellbeing which takes a holistic view of an individual looking at how they start well in life, continue to live well throughout life and age well as they near the end of their lives.
The underlying principles of our strategy are:
By agreeing this approach jointly, we can all work together as individuals, groups, communities and organisations to make sure we achieve our shared vision of people's lives on the Island.
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: