5 year funded programme to combat social isolation and

5 year funded programme to combat social
isolation and create an Age Friendly Island.
The process so far……
• 100 areas in Britain targeted by BIG to express their
interest – 32 invited to submit a Vision & Strategy
• Over 70 IW organisations involved since Sept 2013
electing Age UK IW as Lead Organisation
• Management Group formed in Oct 2013
• Isle Engage …. Over 1000 Islanders engaged with the
consultation- Jan 2014
• 45 project bids – value £13m – March 2014
• Vision & Strategy with final 12 projects – value £5.7m
April 2015
• 15 areas awarded funding
£5.7 million
Creation of an Age Friendly Island
Programmes start April 2015
Age Friendly Island
To be the first UK Island and rural Community to
achieve World Health Organisation Age Friendly
This covers 4 areas –
• environment
• health and social care
• social opportunity
• community infrastructure
Delivery Partners
People Matter IW
Wessex Cancer Trust
Wight Home Care
My Time CIC
Learning Links
Independent Arts
Alzheimer's Café
Carers UK IOW
Community Action IW
Chamber of Commerce
Key project areas
Community and Care Navigators
Transport Developments
Access to information and advice
Digital inclusion
Older volunteering in schools
Expansion of Alzheimer’s cafes and
support for people with dementia
and their families/carers
Key project areas
Men in Sheds
Carer support
Mental health
Arts to promote health and
wellbeing targeting those in care or
• Employability and older
Next steps
Revisit governance
Appoint Programme Manager ( Nov 2014)
Develop Delivery Plan (deadline 22nd December)
Engage and involve organisations and individuals to
go with us on our journey
• Build the pledge
• Investigate further WHO age friendly status for
• Commence the programme in April 2015
Management Board
Chair & older person: Dorothy Moir
Older Voices: Helen Osborne
Community Action IW: Mike Bulpitt
Age UK IW: Jo Dare
CCG: Michele Legg
My Life A Full Life: Suzanne Wixey
IW Council: Martin Elliott
Wight Home Care: Di Radcliffe
This has not, and is not,
about any one organisation.
This is about collective
responsibility and
accountability towards our

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