Phone numbers and contact details for support for Island residents:
Please only use the most recent edition and check with all providers before travelling.
The information contained in this document is as most recently provided to People Matter IW by each organisation.
Updated 24th May 2022
|Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline
|Call 01983 823600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm; Saturday – 9am to 1pm Website: www.iowcoronavirus.co.uk
|The Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline on 01983 823600 is for anyone who needs information or who has concerns about COVID-19.
|Find Your Care
|For more information, charges and options for this service please contact: Find Your Care c/o PARES The Independent Living Centre 1 and 2 Bernard Way Newport Isle of Wight PO30 5YL Phone: 01983 685348 Email: email@example.com Website: www.peoplematteriw.org
|People Matter IW are providing a new service to help people who are self-funding to enable them to access Care and Support in a person-centred, timely way. This will provide choice and control for self-funders. It will give information and advice to ensure they get the support they choose. Are you looking for a Personal Assistant? Home Care Agency? Or a Care or Residential Home? Ring 685348 for more details.
|Healthwatch Isle of Wight
|Phone: 01983 608608 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Information, advice and signposting service for people relating to health and social care. Share your views and help make local NHS services better.
|IW Council Safeguarding Team
|Worried that an adult who is vulnerable may be at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect? Please contact the Adult Safeguarding Team at the Isle of Wight Council on 01983814980, or email email@example.com
|Contact us if you are worried about an adult who is vulnerable and may be at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect
|Tel: 116123 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.samaritans.org/branches/isle-of-wight/ The Samaritans provide 24 hours a day confidential service
|Support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
|Learning Disability Support Centre IW
|New service opening on Monday 13th June 2022 The Learning Disability Support Centre IW is opening on Monday 13th June. It is located at the Holyrood Hall, High Street, Newport. Contact: Lee White – Learning Disability Support Centre Project Lead for more details. Telephone: 01983 685348 Lines open: Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm Email: LDSC@peoplematteriw.org Website: www.peoplematteriw.org
|People Matter IW introduces, The Isle of Wight Learning Disability Support Centre – a fresh and dynamic centre for adults with a Learning Disability. If you have a learning disability and want to know how we can support you find out more about the services we offer and book an assessment
|Tel no’: 08002346266
|YouFirstIW is the local charity to contact if anyone is suffering Domestic Abuse and in need of a Refuge
|Tel: 01983 825981 to speak to someone Email: email@example.com We are based in Newport with many activities to help women. There is an outreach programme. We are an Island charity, working for all women on the Island.
|We are an organisation determined to address the difficulties that domestic abuse, poor mental health, substance misuse, loneliness and isolation and many other factors, cause to women in our community.
|Isle of Wight Positive Minds (Two Saints/Mind District)
|Contact the Isle of Wight Safe Haven on 01983 520168 during their normal opening hours: Monday to Friday – 5pm – 10 pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays – 10am – 10 pm
|Support around mental health and wellbeing
|Stroke Association Local Stroke Support, Isle of Wight
|If you or someone you care for has had a stroke, ring: 01983 898301 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Stroke Association Helpline: 0303 3033 100 Helpline from a textphone: 18001 0303 3033 100 Website: www.stroke.org.uk
|We offer support to stroke survivors and their close network
|Dementia Connect Support Line – 0333 150 3456 9am – 8pm Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 5pm Thursday and Friday, 10am -4pm Saturday and Sunday Our local activity group runs on 2nd Tuesday of the month, please contact us for more details. Our local staff can be contacted via email: HIP@alzheimers.org.uk
|Advice, information and support by phone or email to anyone affected by dementia; people living with a diagnosis, carers or family.
|Isle of Wight Prostate Cancer Support Group
|Phone: 07568 2452 24 Email: email@example.com Website: www.iwpcsg.org Talk to people who have been through diagnosis, treatment and after care.
|Information, advice and signposting support and services. Advice about claiming ferry transport costs. Free PSA blood tests. Next PSA event in July in Newport. Book via the IWPSCG website
|IW Family Centres – Barnardo’s
|Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone between 9am – 4.30pm Ryde Family Centre 01983 617617 East Newport Family Centre 01983 529208 Sandown Family Centre 01983 408718 Facebook page – Isle of Wight Family Centres Website for Information – Barnardo’s Family Space: https://www.isleofwightfamilycentres.org.uk
|Information advice and guidance for parents of children 0 – 19 years. Get in touch if needing advice or support or more information
|Working Towards Wellbeing
|www.workingtowardswellbeing.org.uk FB page – workingtowardswellbeingIW WTW are also on the the Isle of Wight Community Mental Health Support Hub website. https://www.iwmentalhealth.co.uk/local-support-adult-mental-health You can refer yourself to this service either through their website or by using a referral form.
|Support in retaining current employment Support in securing new employment Support for the self employed Guidance in applying for relevant benefits Guidance in applying for mortgage holidays and council tax breaks
|Wight Sense – the Island’s Sensory Service
|Wight Sense is very happy to receive self-referrals or referrals from family and friends. The service is also happy to take referrals from any statutory or voluntary sector service who is working with a person who may benefit from this specialist support, provided they have the person’s consent. You can access the service by emailing email@example.com or by ringing 01983 240222. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for further information.
|Wight Sense provides specialist sensory support for local people with sensory loss. This includes assessments, individual home-based visits, mobility training, practical help and advice and help for people, with sensory loss, to remain independent and confident in their daily lives. Anyone with a hearing impairment, visual impairment, or anyone who is deaf/blind or who has dual sensory loss may access the service.
|‘No Limits – Space 4U’ (Isle of Wight mental health crisis helpline for children and young people)
|Space 4U now accessible by phone or webchat on: Monday 5pm to 8pm, Tuesday 11am to 1pm, Wednesday 5pm to 8pm, Friday 10am to midday. To speak to a youth worker in these times, call 0774 1665182 or visit nolimitshelp.org.uk to speak to a youth worker on webchat. For further details, phone 02380 224224, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://nolimitshelp.org.uk/get-help/support-groups/
|Support for young people (11 to 17yrs) to de-escalate emotional crisis and promote positive mental health.
|AIM – Autism Inclusion Matters
|Telephone 07498500607 Facebook @aimisleofwight Email email@example.com Our face-to-face groups have reopened in the community to provide advice and support where needed. You can find dates and times of groups at: https://bookwhen.com/aimisleofwight
|Peer support. Talk to people with lived experience and who understand. For Autistic adults and their families and parents/carers of autistic children and young people
|Mencap – Learning Disability Helpline (national)
|You can call the Learning Disability Helpline on0808 808 1111, we’re here from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. Or you can fill in our online form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|At the moment a lot of people are worried about a lot of things. We have been asked lots of questions about Covid and what it still means for people with a learning disability. You can also ask us questions about things that aren’t to do with Covid.
|Bodster Equine Assisted (Community Interest Company)
|Mr Giles Boddington Or Mrs Jo Boddington On 07887876138 Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday Website: www.eaqbodster.co.uk Email: email@example.com
|Support for people with depression/ Mental health needs through spending time with our ponies on the ground (No riding involved) Support to: complete Mindfulness activities complete courses to increase positive mental health
|Isle of Wight Community Mental Health Support Hub (website only)
|Self-help, links to apps, videos and workshops, helpline numbers, local support services
|01983 822282 E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.footprint-trust.co.uk
|Help and advice around fuel poverty Guidance on energy matters
|Adviceline: 0800 144 88 48 and Textphone: 18001 0800 144 8884 https://www.citizensadviceiw.org.uk/
|Money, benefits, housing or employment issues
|Wessex Cancer Trust, Isle of Wight
|Help line is operational 10 am – 3 pm Tue – Fri on 01983 524186. You can also email enquiries to: email@example.com
|Support line for people affected by cancer or those supporting somebody affected by cancer
|Carers IW Helpline – 533173 – 7 days 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday and 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday (Urgent or working carer calls) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Carers Lounge Supporting Carers at St Mary’s 822099 ext. 2568 or email email@example.com Carers Lounge Supporting Carers at Sevenacres 822099 ext. 2401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We are seeing carers face to face at the centre and all our groups and home visits are up and running. Training and groups are running. Carers IW Video Calls – we can use a variety of technology to have a video call with you. Carers IW Carers Assessments We will offer these via a visit or the telephone, video call or a pre-booked appointment at the Centre. We offer a variety of support from emotional support, gym, craft, self-care café, training, quiet days, RITA sessions, dementia forum, male carers evening social, mental health carers drop in, information & Advice.
|Advice and support for unpaid Carers. If you feel the need to have a regular telephone call with us, please do ask. For carers caring for those with high anxiety or dementia, it may be beneficial to avoid watching the news so to reduce their anxieties. If you are struggling with any aspect of their illness, please do ring us.
|Veterans Outreach Support
|If a veteran, their spouse or carer needs urgent support they can contact us directly on 02392 731 767. Our local contacts are: Tony Gear: 07584 308959 Tony.email@example.com Jan Brookes: 07385 380228 Jan.firstname.lastname@example.org
|Provision of welfare, wellbeing and mental health services for veterans. We are here to support them.
|Priority Service Registers
|Electricity: 0800 316 5457 (0800 316 5457 text phone) www.ssen.co.uk/PriorityServicesRegister/ Water: 0330 303 0277 http://www.southernwater.co.uk/register-for-individual-needs Gas: 0800 072 8625 or 0800 294 8604 if you’re a Pay as You Go customer. Or you can contact by textphone on 18001 0800 072 8626. https://www.britishgas.co.uk/Priority-Service-Register
|Ensures vulnerable people are prioritised in the event of water or electricity outage or problems with their gas supply.
|Ventnor Community Foodbank
|We are open 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Tuesday and Thursday at Ventnor Baptist Church in Pier Street. Please call 07862 247694 for details. We are still here to help and do not require a voucher or a referral. Contact: email@example.com
|Help with foodstuffs for the people of Ventnor
|Baby Box Isle of Wight
|Contact: 07850 263477 Appointment system only at present www.facebook.com/BabyBoxIOW No voucher or referral required
|Baby Box provide clothing, nappies, baby food, wipes and other items to families on the Island
|Daisy Bus services (information provided by Wessex Cancer Trust)
|Running to revised timetables (meeting Red Funnel car ferry and Hovertravel) and free of charge. Check all timings carefully. Please note: Call the minibus driver the day before travelling: Portsmouth: 0799 000 1072 Southampton: 0774 777 6874
|Transport links for Island Cancer patients receiving treatment at QA Hospital, Portsmouth and Southampton General Hospital. Booking advised on Hovertravel
|Cross Solent Travel Scheme (information provided by Wessex Cancer Trust)
| Wightlink and Red Funnel car ferries now running to new, different timetables FastCat – running a new timetable Red Jet – running a new timetable www.wightlink.co.uk or by phone: Customer service: 0333 999 7333. If you would prefer to remain in a vehicle, email firstname.lastname@example.org 10 days in advance of your journey.
There are 2 free parking spaces at East Cowes for NHS patients travelling on the car ferry by foot. Call Red Funnel Customer Services on 02380 248501 to request a space.
|Cancer and Renal patients can claim refunds on car ferry travel Red Funnel: £10.60 return (day return or period return) for all NHS patients. Pre-book. Red Funnel staff are to ensure that patients travelling will be offered extra space on board. Ask any member of staff for this help.
|Adult Social Care hotline for PAs for Covid19 queries
|01983 821000 extn 6322
|Advice for Personal Assistants
“Your Voice, Your Care, Your Support, Your Independence”
Our Independent Living Centre is open to the public.
Appointments are being run in line with government guidance.
You can contact People Matter IW on 01983 685348
Lines open 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Thursday
Please be aware that the information contained in this document is as most recently provided to People Matter IW
by each relevant organisation.
People Matter IW does not accept responsibility for any incorrect information supplied by a third party.
In every case, individual organisations should be contacted for more detailed information on their services.
People Matter IW Registered Charity Number: 1150937 (England and Wales).