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.
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.
She was unable to manage her personal care herself, and her husband’s condition meant he struggled to process her instructions and help her. Time was of the essence in order to prevent potential falls and distress.
What was put in place to help:
Social Services were brought in urgently. They initiated an immediate daily care call and the provision of a home visit physiotherapist.
How things are working now:
Mrs L was able to regain her mobility, and in turn she and her husband were able to return the lives they had enjoyed prior to her hospital stay.
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: