My Life a Full Life is a new way of working across our health and care system – our new care model - on the Isle of Wight, that will enable us to manage our current and future challenges ensuring safe, sustainable, quality care and health improvements for all. A system in which health and care services will work together in a more coordinated, effective and efficient way, delivering more care at home and in the local community, to enable people to manage their health more easily and live their lives to the full.
Are there areas of your general health and wellbeing that you would like to improve? Would you like to know where to find reliable health information and advice, to help you make these changes? This is the section for you. You can also read stories from local people and find useful links and resources.
My community map and local area information.
To help people make informed choices and find solutions to their needs which are not reliant on services, we have created a team of people called Local Area Coordinators or ‘LACs’.
This initiative led by Public Health, works in partnership with other health professionals, adult social care, police and fire services, and those in other community roles such as Care Navigators. Their role is to support people to develop and use personal and local networks to connect them with community life, enabling them to understand how and where to find support and services in the right place and at the right time, thereby reducing isolation and giving them the tools and confidence to plan for the future.
They work with:
Since mid- 2015, nine Local Area Coordinators have been put in place. They have already worked with hundreds of people and have made a real difference to their lives:
You can watch a short video below to see just what a different the local area coordinators are making to people's lives on the Island.
To mark Self Care Week 2017 (13 – 19 November) the Isle of Wight NHS Trust wants to highlight your health expert on the High Street – the community pharmacist/GP Practice Pharmacist.