– Support during the cost-of-living crisis

Infomation from Isle of Wight Council

  • Check you’re getting all the benefits you’re entitled to. Use an independent, free and anonymous benefits calculator to check. There’s a list on the government website.
  • Get energy saving advice from local specialists The Footprint Trust.
  • Join an Isle of Wight Community Pantry. They are open to everyone. For £5 a week, members receive over £15 worth of fresh, frozen, tinned and dry food. Read about them on our cost-of-living webpages.
  • Get advice from the experts. Isle of Wight Citizen’s Advice provide free, independent and confidential advice. Contact them on 0800 144 8848 or visit their website.
  • Look after your mental health. It’s OK not to be OK. Go to https://www.iwmentalhealth.co.uk/ or call NHS 111 for help and support.

Stay up to date with the latest cost of living information on the IWC beta website.

They have added an events page to the website. Please email abigail.fox@iow.gov.uk if you have additional information that could support residents, especially if it’s to do with Christmas help.

Winter wellness

COVID-19 vaccinations

Bookings are still open for all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine including the Autumn Booster.

More information about the vaccine and eligibility is on the NHS website.

You can also book appointments via the national booking system

There are number of walk-in pop-up clinics in different Island towns up until 8 December. More information is available on this NHS website.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline is on 0300 561 0018 and is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm at weekends.

Flu vaccinations

For most people flu is unpleasant, but for some it can be very dangerous and even life-threatening, particularly those with certain health conditions. It is important that you come forward for all the vaccines you need to protect yourself and those around you.

More information about the flu vaccination and eligibility is on the NHS website.


COVID-19 is still spreading in our community

More information is available on IWC website.

Plan for severe weather

All of us have responsibility to plan ahead in case of severe weather events. Our emergency planning team have put together useful information on the IWC website. Let’s be #WeatherReady

Shared lives

Shared Lives provides care for adults who want to live independently but within a support network of family and community. It’s an alternative to other supported living or residential care. Our carers share their homes with local people who want to live a more fulfilled life, gain life skills and be part of their community.
Find out more about Shared Lives and how it works on the IWC website.

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