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.
Our new care model has been developed with the support and guidance of all the key voluntary, community and independent organisations that provide health and care on the Island, the Clinical Commissioning Group (the group of NHS staff who choose and buy health services), the Isle of Wight NHS Trust (which provides ambulance, community, hospital, mental health and learning disability services), the Isle of Wight Council (which provides a range of services including public health support, social care, education and housing), One Wight Health (a GP group), Hampshire Constabulary and Town and Parish Councils (our Local care System). Our local community has also been involved through events, community discussions, surveys and projects to help shape our new care model.
A Local Care Board has been established bringing together all the key partners to unite efforts to improve the overall quality of health and social care on the Isle of Wight. The Board has developed a Local Care Plan for the Island prioritising six core initiatives that will enable the continued delivery of our new model of care, ensuring personalised care is available closer to home. You can find a copy of the Local Care Plan 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: