No One Should Have No One at Christmas

14 brave fundraisers, aged from 17 to 91 years old, recently jumped out of a plane to raise over £6,500 to support our vital services.  
Joan Livingstone, the oldest skydiver at 91, was the last to jump from over 10,000ft with a crowd of friends, supporters and other skydivers to cheer her on.  Read her story and watch the amazing video from her skydive here.

 Loneliness is a growing problem for older people on our Island.  There are isolated older people everywhere, who perhaps because of bereavement or family living far away, are utterly alone.

 

You can help us to provide services all year round, as well as Christmas, to help those who are alone in our community.

Our Services

Age UK Isle of Wight exists to work with, and for, all people aged 50 years and over on the Isle of Wight. Our work helps people to improve their quality of life, whatever their circumstances.

We offer services to help you (or someone you care about) to stay happy, healthy and connected. To find out more about our services and how we could help you, or someone you care about please visit the link below.

Stay Well This Winter

Our Men in Sheds project currently has 5 active sheds that are positively changing the lives of local older men across the Isle of Wight.  
We have an opportunity to open a 6th shed in a new location but we need your help to get it up and running.
Please visit our Crowdfunding page below to find out more and to support your shed!

Cold weather can be very harmful, especially for people aged 65 or older.

The Stay Well This Winter Campaign is a joint initiative, from NHS England and Public Health England, to help people with long-term conditions and those over 65 prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses.

Thankfully there’s lots of practical steps and support available to help you Stay Well This Winter.

The Penguin Plunge 2017

Are you brave enough to take a sponsored Christmas dip in the sea for Age UK Isle of Wight?

Sunday 17th December 2017, meeting at the north side of Appley Beach from 10.45am for an 11am dip.
Entry is £10 - this includes a fun penguin mask for the dip, plus a foil blanket and a hot drink to warm up with afterwards.Team, families & group entries are welcomed!There is a suggested sponsorship target of £50, but any additional sponsorship is welcomed.Are You Brave Enough To Take The Plunge? To sign up online visit http://bit.ly/Penguin17 Call 01983 525282 or email fundraising@ageukiw.org.ukThe Penguin plunge is kindly sponsored by Red Squirrel Property ltd
Entry is £10 - this includes a fun penguin mask for the dip, plus a foil blanket and a hot drink to warm up with afterwards.

Sunday 17th December 2017, meeting at the north side of Appley Beach from 10.45am for an 11am dip.

The Good Neighbour Scheme has been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund, and you can help us maximise the funds raised through this amazing opportunity!

Find out more and support the Good Neighbour Scheme

News and Campaigns

  • Rally Round to support people on the Island

    The Isle of Wight is set to benefit from Rally Round, a free digital network which enables family members, friends, carers and communities to create and organise support for themselves or someone they care about. 

    Find out more

  • Skydivers from 17 to 91 make the jump for Age UK Isle of Wight!

    14 brave fundraisers, aged from 17 years old to 91, jumped out of a plane for Age UK Isle of Wight! Joan Livingstone was our oldest skydiver at 91, read her story and watch the amazing video from her skydive.

    Read the full story

  • Southern Water pledges £10,000 to help support Age UK Isle of Wight

    As part of its work with the community, the local water company offers four annual regional grants to charities across Isle of Wight, Sussex, Hampshire and Kent. Today, it is delighted to announce Age UK Isle of Wight is the chosen charity for the Isle of Wight (2017-2018). 

    Cuts to social care and the NHS, pensioner poverty, and loneliness are all
    difficulties that face millions of older people in the UK. The General Election on
    June 8th is a great opportunity to change this situation.

    Read the full article

Good Neighbour Scheme

The award winning Good Neighbour Scheme is run by local volunteers to help make their community a nicer place to grow old, and to ensure that everyone has someone when they need them.

Stay in touch

Call Age UK Isle of Wight:

01983 525282 01983 525282

View all contacts

Useful Links

Isle Help and Isle Find-it

Isle Help offers free impartial, confidential and independent advice on almost any subject.  For more information please visit the link below.

Isle Help offers free impartial, confidential and independent advice on almost any subject.  For more information please visit the Isle Help Website.
Isle Find It is a Local Directory of Services, helping you to access the information you need, all in one place.  Find services, information and organisations anywhere on the Isle of Wight through the Isle Find It WebsiteIsle Help offers free impartial, confidential and independent advice on almost any subject.  For more information please visit the Isle Help Website.

Isle Find It is a Local Directory of Services, helping you to access the information you need, all in one place.  Find services, information and organisations anywhere on the Isle of Wight through the link below.

Rally Round

Rally Round is an easy to use online tool that family and friends can use to support someone they care about. Everyone in a Rally Round network can share and discuss jobs and volunteer to help out. 

Rally Round is an easy to use online tool that family and friends can use to support someone they care about. Everyone in a Rally Round network can share and discuss jobs and volunteer to help out. 
Rally Round is available free of charge in the Isle of Wight thanks to the support of Isle Help.  For more information please visit the link below.Rally Round is an easy to use online tool that family and friends can use to support someone they care about. Everyone in a Rally Round network can share and discuss jobs and volunteer to help out. Rally Round is an easy to use online tool that family and friends can use to support someone they care about. Everyone in a Rally Round network can share and discuss jobs and volunteer to help out. 

Rally Round is available free of charge in the Isle of Wight thanks to the support of Isle Help.  For more information please visit the link below.

My Life a Full Life

My Life a Full Life is a new way of working, with health and care services on the Island work together to give people the right support and information so they can look after themselves better and live their lives to the full.

My Life a Full Life is a new way of working, with health and care services on the Island work together to give people the right support and information so they can look after themselves better and live their lives to the full.
It also aims to make sure that people only go to hospital when they really need to, by making more support available for people closer to their home.
For more information on My Life a Full Life please visit their website below.

For more information on My Life a Full Life please visit their website below.