The West Wight, which often believes itself to be the “forgotten” bit of the Isle of Wight, has worked together with many voluntary agencies to support the elderly and vulnerable in our area.
The Our Place Cafe held at WWS&CC offers help, support and advice to many people in our area. The FYT bus enables people to access the WWS&CC if they don’t have their own transport. On the last Friday of each month the Community Cook Up is held at the Holy Family Centre in Totland, everyone welcome and the Junk Food Project is there with donated food from local businesses. Some people make a donation for food to take away, or free if that’s more appropriate. The Food Bank is open every Tuesday.
We also have the Alzheimer’s Cafe each month and the new Dementia Choir and several other organisations who all work together locally to support those at most need.
What we have is a community response to the need in the area, and work within an asset based community development model, working with local groups, the voluntary sector and statutory services to try and promote early intervention for those people who need that support
Click here to get your free ticket to come along to find out more about this exciting community project