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 NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. The following activities and events are taking place on the Island to celebrate this important milestone:
Local Area Coordinators work with people of all ages, to build and pursue their personal vision for a good life and to help them stay strong, safe and connected as contributing citizens within their local community.
Care Navigators work with people aged 50+ to help them ‘navigate’ around the different health and social care support available.
The North East Integrated Locality operates from the Ryde Health & Wellbeing Centre. It enables staff from a wide range of organisations to work closely together to coordinate the care around people who need support in the local area.
People who are amongst the most vulnerable, with some of the most complex needs and most at risk of being admitted to hospital, are being supported by teams from different organisations to make sure their care is coordinated and managed.
Work is underway to redesign acute (hospital based) services to ensure they offer the best quality, safety, access and affordability for Island residents and can be sustained in the longer term as demand for services increase.
The South Wight Integrated Locality operates from Sandown Barracks. It enables staff from a wide range of organisations to work closely together to coordinate the care around people who need support in the local area.