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.
Community Action Isle of Wight and the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group are holding a first meeting for a new support group for islanders living with coeliac disease and those who suspect that they might have undiagnosed coeliac disease and would benefit from understanding more about symptoms of the disease, diagnosing it and how to manage their diet.
The idea to create a local support group was put forward during a public consultation meeting on gluten-free foods on prescription which was attended by mostly people who have coeliac disease. According to national statistics, 50% of coeliacs are undiagnosed and are living with the consequences without knowing the cause. Diagnosing people is a key priority so people can learn how to manage their diet and avoid gluten and stay well.
Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 5-7 pm
Venue for meeting:
Isle Of Wight