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.
There is a wide range of support on the Island that can help you to live independently at home. You can find lots of information on the Island's community directory Isle Find it as well as through organisations like:
The Independent Living Centre is run by People Matter IW. The aim of the centre is to enable people who require support for daily living to access support and advice to help them. The centre offers a free and impartial service to Island residents who are looking for equipment and advice to enhance their independence. You can visit their website here.
Community Equipment Services (CES) is a service provided by the Isle of Wight Council, and jointly funded with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, which provides daily living and nursing equipment to people being cared for in the community to improve their safety, increase independence in their homes and improve their overall quality of life. To loan equipment from them, simply talk to your Healthcare Professional, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Community Nurse. They will carry out an assessment of your needs and will liaise with CES depending on your requirements.
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: