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Welcome to our news section, where you can find out about all the latest news, updates, and national and local campaigns that Age UK Isle of Wight is involved in.

  • Connect Us

    Published on 15 May 2020 04:44 PM

    Age UK Isle of Wight, Nosy Marketing   EV Express and Wightfibre have joined forces to help enable care home resident...

  • Project Geranium

    Published on 13 May 2020 12:11 PM

    The geranium is a simple plant that symbolises good health and friendship. With this in mind Steve Double, a local NH...

  • NHS Covid19 App

    Published on 13 May 2020 11:59 AM

    Age UK Isle of Wight (AUKIW) are offering support to older Island residents to download the Covid 19 Track and Trace...

  • Calling All Knitters!

    Published on 03 April 2020 11:09 AM

    Time to dig out those knitting needles for Age UK Isle of Wight! It’s the return of The Big Knit campaign and Age UK...

  • Meet Yardley our cutest volunteer!

    Published on 12 March 2020 11:08 AM

    Yardley is a very special member of the Age UK IW team; most Thursday mornings, he can be found at our Active Minds...

  • Do Something Amazing This Year!

    Published on 25 February 2020 12:00 PM

    Experience an amazing adrenaline rush as you take on a 100metre descent down the side of Portsmouth’s iconic landmark...

  • No One Should Have No One

    Published on 31 January 2020 04:00 PM

    This December through an online donations appeal and our Christmas Film Festival at Cineworld and the generous suppor...

  • Age UK Isle of Wight staff hope to make the festive season special by donating presents to nominated older Island residents.

    Published on 17 December 2019 04:06 PM

    Rather than the office Secret Santa, staff at Age UK Isle of Wight decided that more worthwhile gifts could be given...

  • Island Savoyards raise £1761 for Age UK Isle of Wight

    Published on 17 December 2019 03:55 PM

    This October The Island Savoyards presented ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ - This amazing show saw spectacular special...

Age UK Isle of Wight (AUKIW) are offering support to older Island residents to download the Covid 19 Track and Trace App as part of the national trial. This would be delivered through telephone and online support to give older residents the confidence to use the application or to answer technical questions. Ongoing help and advice is available to users if they receive notification from the app about contact or experienced user issues.

Jo Dare AUKIW CEO said” We appreciate that some older residents may have questions about aspects of using this app including which types of smart phone the app will work with and what information the app holds about each individual.

Others may lack confidence to try and download the app, we have staff and community digital volunteers who might be able to help with this.

As people aged over 70 have been self-isolating and staying at home, we believe it is possible that older people felt the app wasn’t needed by them. We all hope that over the coming weeks and months, with the easing of restrictions, more older people may want to use the app and we are here to help them.”

A video featuring Geoff Underwood, former High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight, demonstrates how to download the app and can be found on the Isle of Wight Council’s Facebook page or on You Tube: ‘How to Download the App video: https://youtu.be/VuZD1C11U0A

Information can also be found here or residents can call 01983 525282,  Mon – Friday 9am – 5pm.