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.
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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.
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.