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.
In early 2019 the NHS Long Term Plan was published.
You can find out more about it here.
The plan sets out a clear ambition for investing in community services and encourages the NHS and others to work more closely together.
It has shaped our own plans and will help set the direction for health and care services over the coming years.
Many of the challenges we face on the Isle of Wight are playing out across the country too.
Recruitment, retention, increasing demand and financial constraints are common throughout the NHS and social care.
Our plan sets out many of the things we need to do to make sure our services improve and are sustainable.
By working together we will be able to meet the challenges we face.
Find out more about our priorities
Posted on: 2nd September 2019
£800,000 investment in community services to benefit local people