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Aims to make the island a great place to grow older, encourage better relations between generations, and tackle social isolation and loneliness.


Men in Sheds delivered by Age UK Isle of Wight

There are 15 Sheds on the Isle of Wight, 12 of which were established by Age UKIW’s Men in Sheds Project. The main aim of the Sheds is to reduce social isolation and help with health and wellbeing. Sheds mostly attract retired older men, but some have women and younger members too. The Sheds provide a place for Shedders to be productive, form friendships and to undertake community improvement activities.

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Digital Inclusion delivered by Age UK Isle of Wight

The Digital Inclusion Project, delivered by Age UK Isle of Wight, as part of the Ageing Better programme, has been offering 1-to-1 digital support and drop in sessions for those aged 50 and over since April 2015. Demand for their services has been so great that the team has recently expanded, and the range of support has been increased.

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Digital Inclusion Project


SingAbout and Creative Futures delivered by Independent Arts

Independent Arts run two projects to help alleviate social isolation among older people. SingAbout provides regular weekly singing groups whilst Creative Futures uses volunteers to improve the quality of life for older people living in care homes.

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SingAbout and Creative Futures


Alzheimer Café’s delivered by Alzheimer Café Isle of Wight

Alzheimer café’s provide support to older people and those with early onset dementia, their carers and families in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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Alzheimer Café’s

Care Navigators delivered by Age UK Isle of Wight

Care Navigators are based in GP’s surgeries and offer free and impartial advice to assist people aged 50+, as well as families and carers, with any challenges they may face.

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Olderpreneurs delivered by the IW Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce provide support, mentoring and networking for people over the age of 50 to start their own business. For more information please email: ian.jenkins@iwchamber.co.uk or call: (01983) 520777.


 


Community Navigators delivered by Wight Home Care

Community Navigators tackle social isolation for adults 50+ supporting people who would like to get out to community activities. To find out more simply click the blue button:  Community Navigators 


 

Isle Find It

Citizens Advice are working together to provide an up-to-date information, service, business and community directory for the Isle of Wight.
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Isle Find It

Caring for Carers delivered by Carers IW

Carers IW offer support to carers over the age of 50 who do not know what help is available, and provide carers with opportunities to get involved in their local community. To find out more simply click the blue button below:Caring for Carers


Some of the photos above were kindly provided by the Centre for Ageing Better. Licence to use can be found HERE