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.
Care Navigators are a team of local experts who fully understand the health and social care support options available and help people ‘navigate’ the right routes for them.
Employed by Age UK Isle of Wight and originally part-funded through My Life a Full Life, they work from GP surgeries across the Island with the majority of their referrals coming from GPs, but also from health and social care professionals or self-referrals. Over 2016 the nine Care Navigators across the Island made a great difference to 1,900 (2.7%) of our aged 50+ population.
How they work:
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: