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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There are lots of stories across the Island that show the difference that this new approach is making to people's lives. You can read a small selection of these below.
Mr X, an elderly widower living alone, suffered from a number of long term illnesses which in turn made this naturally happy and confident person, over weight, lonely and depressed.
Middle aged, Miss X lives alone and suffers from impaired eyesight and several other difficult health issues. Collectively they challenged her confidence and she struggled to look after herself. As such she had become predominantly house bound and…
Mrs A has Dementia and mobility issues and is cared for at home by her husband. They have struggled financially and needed signposting for benefits support.
Mrs W has advanced Dementia and is living at home and being cared for by her family. They have not wanted any medical interventions but have sought support in signposting and information.
Mr L was overweight, living with his elderly mother and had challenging financial issues.
Following a stay in hospital, Mrs L returned home but very quickly realised her new state of health needed more support than she or her husband, who was suffering from Dementia, were able to give.