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 us improve the way we communicate, engage and consult with our local community on health and care developments, we now have three town and parish councils working closely with us; Ryde (North-East), Freshwater (West & Central) and Ventnor (South Wight) as lead councils for their locality areas. Town and parish councils operate at the heart of their local communities and provide a crucial point of connection and source of local information and dialogue about and with those communities.
With funding from the My Life a Full Life programme, they coordinate and lead community partners’ feedback, including other town and parish councils across the locality, to ensure a two way dialogue with the community about health and care issues. They also help improve understanding across all town and parish councils of the My Life a Full Life care model and work alongside the voluntary sector to help find ways for people to find out how to access self-care support and community health and wellbeing services.
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.