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Caring for our Island: Time to act!

The My Life A Full Life programme is calling on Islanders to help shape the future of the Isle of Wight’s health and care services.

The call comes as the programme publishes a new leaflet – Caring for our Island: Time to act - which sets out some of the significant challenges facing the Island and why everyone should get involved in shaping the changes to come. The pressures facing the Island mean that health and care services will have to look at doing things differently in the future.

My Life A Full Life is a collaboration of health, care and voluntary sector organisations which has already been working with the community to develop initiatives which enable people to be more in control of their own health, wellbeing and care needs. This approach aims to enable organisations to work more effectively, deliver health and care services in the way that people want and plan for increasing demands in the future.

Changes to the way people live and want to access care, combined with some of the financial challenges faced by the Island, mean that there is a need to consider how we’re providing care and what we want from the system in the future.

This call to action marks the start of the next phase for My Life A Full Life as it undertakes a review of the Island’s system of health and care in the coming months. The team now wants to hear from members of the public about their views on what matters to them and what they think might need to change.

There are a number of ways that you can get involved in helping to redesign the Island's health and care services, from joining a working group, attending an event or sending us your views.

You can visit to e-mail us or can pick up a leaflet at a number of council and NHS locations around the Island and although we asked people to send us comments by 27th May 2016 we are still happy to receive your views for inclusion in the formal consultation.

A formal consultation setting out proposals for change is planned for later in the year.

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The My Life a Full Life Pledge 

The Pledge is a public commitment to the My Life a Full Life ethos and values, working together with our communities for the Islands health and well being.


For more information click here 


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