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 are lots of stories across the Island that show the difference that this new approach is making to people's lives. You can read a small selection of these below.
Mr X, an elderly widower living alone, suffered from a number of long term illnesses which in turn made this naturally happy and confident person, over weight, lonely and depressed.
Middle aged, Miss X lives alone and suffers from impaired eyesight and several other difficult health issues. Collectively they challenged her confidence and she struggled to look after herself. As such she had become predominantly house bound and…
Mrs A has Dementia and mobility issues and is cared for at home by her husband. They have struggled financially and needed signposting for benefits support.
Mrs W has advanced Dementia and is living at home and being cared for by her family. They have not wanted any medical interventions but have sought support in signposting and information.
Mr L was overweight, living with his elderly mother and had challenging financial issues.
Following a stay in hospital, Mrs L returned home but very quickly realised her new state of health needed more support than she or her husband, who was suffering from Dementia, were able to give.