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.
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.
Financial pressures added to difficulties around their daily lives such as washing clothes, but also to their special one on one time together as Mr A found pushing his wife in a wheelchair up the inclines on their road a challenge. They were seeking help to secure a light weight wheel chair and a washing machine.
What was put in place to help:
The Care Navigator introduced them to possible benefits they could access which would potentially help with the provision of these life enhancing items.
How things are working now:
Some funding has been successfully accessed and, with it, a lightweight wheelchair and therefore a much happier couple.
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: