Our vision for People Matter 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.
This will be achieved by:
Building a strong, independent and collective voice – for individuals and relevant organisations – in order to influence policy and practice and be heard at higher strategic levels. Wherever possible, services required will utilise and feed back into the third sector.
Enabling access to services which can facilitate independent living, health and well being by information signposting to all the available organisations which offer help and support.
Raising awareness of disability issues by delivering Disability Equality Training and assisting organisations to meet their obligations under the Disability and Equality Act 2010.
People Matter is there for any adult who defines themselves as having support needs including:
Any person with a disability or impairment, whether temporary or permanent including individuals with mental health concerns.
People on direct payments, in receipt of personal budgets and those who fund their own care and support.
Carers – informal, family, parents (including guardians). Includes same sex partners.
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.