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Involvement Groups

People Matter IW has helped to develop a number of local user led support groups. Each group aims to enable participants to share goals and concerns whilst having a mechanism by which users are able to drive issues forward to strategic levels fostering change. People Matter IW has developed strong partnerships with local statutory and voluntary services and continually strives to ensure that users voices are heard. Our groups are very well supported and are continually expanding & we always welcome any new members.

If you would like join People Matter IW to be involved in any of our groups, please contact us at 


Read below to find out more specific information about each ....


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Older Voices Circles are local IW community based groups aimed at people aged 50+. The main purpose of each group ( or circle) is to provide  

older people with a voice to be heard in their local communitites. Circles have been established islandwide and they meet on a regular basis.



To find out more contact:

Chairperson - Helen Osborne

Telephone : 01983 522208



Learning Disability

Partnership Group

The Isle of Wight Learning Disability Partnership group (LDPG) is open to any adult or the carer of any adult with a Learning Disability.

The LDPG holds workshops for people with learning disabilities , as well as organising regular group meetings aiming to drive any issues or concerns forward.

If you are interested in coming along or would like more information please telephone 01983 241494 or email

Health and Social Care Assessment 2014 - We asked for your stories, good or bad, to feed into the annual self-assessment report to help plan things for next year.



Click here to view Terms of Reference.


The Carers Group meets approximately 6 times a year and is there for anyone who is caring for an adult with support needs.


The groups aims to give carers a voice and the opportunity to participate in local and strategic decisions.







If you are a carer and would like the opportunity to join the group and share your own experiences please do get in touch. please telephone 01983 241494 or email

Carers Group

Autism Inclusion Matters

Long Term

Conditions Group

Mental Health Group


AIM is a user led group to raise awareness of Autism and those on the Autistic Spectrum.

We look at what services there are for

adults and what are needed, what needs to change and tell the decision makers how we feel. AIM meets monthly to discuss things that matter to us.



For more information contact Graham on 01983 241494 or email

LTCG is organised by the clinical commissioning Group and holds regular topical discussions around themes affecting people with long term conditions.








For more information about the Long Term Conditions Group please contact Alison Geddes via email:

Purpose of the Mental Health Group

To raise awareness and issues facing people with mental health problems.


The group aims to act as an expert reference group for other partnerships and organisations and to raise awareness of and promote social inclusion.




The group meets 6 times a year, if you would like further information or to join the groups please contact on 01983 241494 or email

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