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.
To a certain extent the ability we have to stay healthy and well lies in the way we treat and respect ourselves – our mind and bodies. Keeping active, adopting healthy lifestyle choices, seeking support for conditions we already know we have, are just some of the ways in which we can all help ourselves to get the most out of life.
Our Island boasts a wide offering of leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, fitness classes and sports teams, not to mention of course the beautiful harbours, beaches and scenic walking opportunities. To find the right healthy lifestyle option to suit you visit https://www.iwight.com/residents/leisure-and-sport
You can also find a range of advice on keeping healthy and living well on the council’s public health website pages by visiting https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Public-Health-Living-Well/About
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: