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.
Another useful support online is ‘Isle Find It’ - a community directory focussed entirely on services available on the Island, it provides details of just about everything and anything: from emergency services to leisure activities, courses and local events. It also directs to key support providers such as Care Navigators and Local Area Coordinators (see Live well and Age Well) and is a particularly useful site for our older Island residents to better understand the services available to them locally. Click on the words Isle Find it to go directly to the website.
‘Rally Round’ is a free and secure online tool that allows family members, friends and carers to organise a support network for someone they care about to enable them to continue their daily lives with minimal disruption that illness, injury or disability may cause. It has a shared ‘to do’ list with email and text notifications, and an online noticeboard where those in their support network can post important information such as doctor’s contact details or regular prescriptions. In this way local friends and family can rally round and enable them to get to appointments or social activities, or get their shopping done. The regular interaction with others and keeping control of their lives helps them to be more involved in their community and less isolated. It also helps to share the load of caring among a number of individuals rather than one specific carer. Click on the words Rally Round to go directly to the website.
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: