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.
The way health and care support is being delivered on the Island is changing. Click on the map below to find out more about some of these new developments in your local area.
A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.
Local Area Coordinators work with people of all ages, to build and pursue their personal vision for a good life and to help them stay strong, safe and connected as contributing citizens within their local community.
Care Navigators work with people aged 50+ to help them ‘navigate’ around the different health and social care support available.
The North East Integrated Locality operates from the Ryde Health & Wellbeing Centre. It enables staff from a wide range of organisations to work closely together to coordinate the care around people who need support in the local area.
People who are amongst the most vulnerable, with some of the most complex needs and most at risk of being admitted to hospital, are being supported by teams from different organisations to make sure their care is coordinated and managed.
Work is underway to redesign acute (hospital based) services to ensure they offer the best quality, safety, access and affordability for Island residents and can be sustained in the longer term as demand for services increase.
The South Wight Integrated Locality operates from Sandown Barracks. It enables staff from a wide range of organisations to work closely together to coordinate the care around people who need support in the local area.