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 Age Friendly Island programme is an Ageing Better partnership funded by the National Lottery aiming to make the Isle of Wight a great place to grow older, encourage better relations between generations, and tackle social isolation and loneliness.
The programme includes a number of projects made up of organisations committed to building an island that values, respects, engages and actively supports older people, with the voice of older residents at the heart. Projects include helping older people to start their own business, SingAbout music therapy groups, social groups for men, digital technology classes as well as advice, help and support where needed.
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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: