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.
Our analysis has shown that:
The age of people living on the Isle of Wight is similar to other places popular with retirees but more people live alone.
People are being admitted to hospital who would be better looked after in the community.
Too many people in hospital are ready to leave but are waiting too long to be discharged.
There has been significant under-investment in community services - we spend half the amount than similar areas of the country.
The way we provide mental health services has created a ‘revolving door’, with too many people in hospital who would be better supported at home or in the community.
A small number of people with complex needs require more than one third of the total health and care resource because we didn't have a proper plan for their care.
Read our plan
Posted on: 2nd September 2019
£800,000 investment in community services to benefit local people