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Case study 2.

Mrs C, an elderly lady living alone, lacked the confidence to go into town on her own, forcing a situation of dependency, isolation and depression.

Her fear of managing on her own, in particular walking up to the shops, coupled with financial constraints, meant she leant heavily on charity volunteers for support. Such reliance was unsustainable and put heavy pressures on the charity, while at the same time compounding her feelings of isolation and depression.

What was put in place to help:

The Local Area Co-ordinator identified the pressures being put on both parties and organised a 2 hour care call with Social Services to escort her on a walk to the shops. This proved to be successful and has since been followed up with a place on a regular free bus service.

How things are working now:

She quickly grew in confidence to the point where she was able to make her own way to the shops. She is now more socially active, happier and more independent.

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2nd July 2018

NHS70 Celebrations on the Isle of Wight

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:

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