People Matter IW was originally set up with support from Age UK, Isle of Wight Society for the Blind, Older Voices and John’s Club. Representatives from these organisations formed the interim Board of Directors of People Matter IW.
People Matter IW is there for any adult who defines themselves as having support needs and carers of people who have support needs.
The Mission Statement of People Matter IW states that “Our vision is to ensure that the people resident on the Isle of Wight are enabled to shape and direct the support and/or services that they need to live the life they choose.”
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This links below are provided to offer further advice, information and useful tools.
> Isle of Wight Council - Adult Services
> Community Directory - a directory of organisations offering services on the island.
> Care Choices Directory - a directory of information on social care services.
Come and see what aids and adaptations we have at our Independent Living Centre that can help you to live an independent and fulfilling life.
For more information please click here.
If you are interested in being involved in any of our groups, please click here.
Are you confused about your personal budget entitlement? The Isle of Wight Council have produced a pack on Self Directed Support to help you get started.
The information in this pack is designed to help you with your Self Directed Support, from whether or not you are eligible for a personal budget through to preparing your plan and getting it agreed. It also looks at how you manage your money, including hints and tips if you choose to employ someone, through to reviewing how things are going.You can look at the info pack here
We make every effort to provide up to date and accurate information relating to external services and products. However, we rely entirely on organisations, businesses and companies to supply us with up to date and current information about their services on a timely and regular basis.
If you discover that any such information is not accurate, please notify People Matter IW at the Independent Living Centre on 01983 241494 and we will remove it.
We are now open to the public at our new Independent Living Centre. Our new premises can be found at:
Independent Living Centre
1-2 Bernard Way
Isle of Wight
You can find our demonstration centre opposite the Post Office depot. Please note that, although we have lots of items that you can try out no goods are sold from The Independent Living Centre.