Working better together to improve people’s lives on the island

Making a difference to your health and care on the Island 

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Rally Round, a free digital network which enables family members, friends, carers and communities to create and organise support for themselves or someone they care about, has been launched.  Rally Round allows users to create a secure online network of people they know and trust to help out with day to day tasks. Users can add tasks to a ‘to do list’ around an individual’s personal needs and lend a hand by agreeing to do specific tasks on the list.  You can read more in our news section or by visiting www.rallyroundme.com/iow

My Life a Full Life (MLAFL) has been developed as way in which health and care services can be planned and provided on the Island both now and in the future.

Its goal is to make sure that everyone works together to give people the right support and information so they can look after themselves better and live their lives to the full.

It also aims to make sure that people only go to hospital when they really need to, by making more support available for people closer to their home.

It will mean that more people can get help from a wider range of services in their local area and only have to travel further for more specialist help or emergency treatment.

To make the idea a reality, there are four key things that the My Life a Full Life programme is doing:

  1. Helping to prevent people from becoming ill in the first place by providing access to information, advice and support so that people can take control and manage their own health and care more easily.
  2. Changing the way we work in the local community so that everyone involved in delivering health and care services works together as a team, to support people to manage their health and wellbeing.
  3. Making sure, across the Island, that people can get the right support, at the right time and place from the most appropriate service.
  4. Changing the way we provide health and care services on the Island so that we can provide a better quality of care for the people of the Isle of Wight in the next decade and beyond, with the money and people we have available.

Lots of people support the idea and are working together to make it become a reality for people on the Island.  This includes a wide range of voluntary, community and independent organisations that provide help and care on the Island, the Clinical Commissioning Group (the group of NHS staff choosing and buying health services on the Island), the Isle of Wight NHS Trust (providing ambulance, community, hospital, mental health and learning disability services on the Island), the Isle of Wight Council (providing a range of services including public health support, social care, education and housing) and One Wight Health (a GP group).

It needs everyone to work together to make it a success.

Listen here to Nicola Longson, Programme Director introducing My Life a Full Life.

 

Your News and Stories

This is your space for stories, celebrations, events and news. 


Type 2 Diabetes Education Course - Sylivia shares her experiences with us and explains how attending the course has made positive change to her and her family’s life.  Read Syilvia's story here


Fancy a cuppa and a chat - The Really Useful Cafe meets at West Wight Sports and Community Centre, Thursday mornings between 10am and 12. Speakers, information stands and gentle seated exercise. For more information click here for this month's cafe events.

 

 

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 


 

Latest News

Rally Round to support people on the Island

The Isle of Wight is set to benefit from Rally Round, a free digital network which enables family members, friends, carers and communities to create and organise support for themselves or someone they care about.


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