A new voice for people on the Isle of Wight

We are pleased to announce that the Isle of Wight Council has awarded the contract to deliver a new Involving People service for the Isle of Wight to Help & Care.

The new Island-wide Involving People service will run from the 1st April 2024 with the aim of ensuring that people involved with adult social care services have a voice. The service will provide opportunities for peer support, forums to discuss areas of interest and advice, information, and signposting.

In making this announcement we would like to express our thanks to People Matter IW who have held the User Led Organisation contract for the last 13 years and during that time have provided information and advice to a wide number of people on the island and have supported service users to have a voice.  We are enormously grateful to Terri and her team at People Matter for all their work to support the IW Council and to enable people to have a say in the services that they use for many years and we wish them well for the future.

Over the next six months, the Involving People team will be engaging with stakeholders and residents to understand what they want from the service and how they can be involved in the future.

Help & Care have been collaborating on the island for over ten years, originally providing the Local Involvement Network Service (LINks) and more recently working in partnership to deliver the Healthwatch Isle of Wight service. 

Neil Bolton-Heaton, Involving People Programme Manager says “We are delighted to be able to continue collaborating with partners and Island residents to develop and deliver the new Involving People service for the Isle of Wight”.

You can contact Neil at neil.bolton-heaton@helpandcare.org.uk

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