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.
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 isolated.
What was put in place to help:
The Care Navigator arranged for life enhancing aids to be installed in her home such as grab rails in the shower. They also introduced her to some local social clubs and to some like minded people.
How things are working now:
She joined several clubs which she regularly attends and has met many new friends. The enhancements to her home have meant she is better able to look after her own needs. As a result of these interventions, her confidence has grown dramatically and, with it, her happiness.
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: