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.
Health and social care on the Island need to change and improvements need to happen quickly.
We have undertaken detailed analysis of the current health and care service provision on the Island.
Based on that analysis, our priorities are:
The first year of our plan is already set out in the operating plans of the Trust, council and CCG. We will keep you up to date with progress.
Supporting return to home will involve improving how we work together to discharge people from hospital as soon as they are ready to leave, reducing the length of time people stay. This is better for patients and will significantly reduce the amount of money being spent on unnecessary hospital care.
To make sure that the health and care system can work more effectively for the benefit of local people, we will bring our organisations closer together and create an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP).
It will take decisions about how health and care services are commissioned and provided on the Island. We expect the ICP to be running in shadow form by April 2020.
Read our plan
Posted on: 2nd September 2019
£800,000 investment in community services to benefit local people