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.
The work we are doing together has already made a difference in the community - watch our video here to find out more.
Plus it is impacting positively on our healthcare system, with latest figures showing:
Find out how the team that handles ambulance 999, NHS 111, rehabilitation, district nursing, social care and warden assisted housing alarm calls has successfully worked together to ensure that those needing urgent care have the right treatment, by the right person at the right time, avoiding a large number of unnecessary hospital admissions
Find out how GPs and care home staff have worked together using telehealth to improve the care and management of those living with long-term conditions
Read about the difference that care navigators are making to people's lives in the community, helping them navigate the care system to bring together the support they need
Find out how the community helped to recruit their local area coordinators - a role geared to helping make a positive difference to people's lives, helping them find practical solutions to problems they are experiencing and connecting them with their local communities so they get the most out of the support and opportunities available
Find out about the training being delivered to help staff working across different organisations within the Island's health care system to break down barriers so they can work more effectively together
Read about how our workforce across the health and care system on the Island has been collaborating to develop a centre of excellence to ensure we have the training, skills and flexibility within our workforce to deliver the health and care services our community needs both now and in the future
Read about the difference The Footprint Trust is making to help people fight fuel poverty and to manage their energy and water bills
Read about how Age UK Isle of Wight has been working to find housing and care options support to help people who are vulnerable to get back on their feet.
Posted on: 2nd September 2019
£800,000 investment in community services to benefit local people