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Free and impartial advice on mortgage protection, equity release, buildings and contents etc, from a market mortgage broker established since the eighties.
The Stay Well This Winter Campaign is a joint initiative, from NHS England and Public Health England, to help people with long-term conditions and those over 65 prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses. Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health. That’s why it’s important to look after yourself, especially during the winter. If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s a cough or a cold, don’t wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your pharmacist. You are eligible for the free flu vaccine if you are pregnant, are aged 65 years or over, have a long term health condition*, or are a carer. Children aged 2 or 3 years are also eligible. It’s an important, easy way to stay well this winter. Ask your GP, pharmacist or midwife about the free flu vaccine. *check eligibility Read more at www.nhs.uk/staywell Are You: Pregnant? A parent of a 2 or 3 year old? Living with a long-term health condition? Aged 65 or over? A carer? Please click on the link(s) above for more information.
You need to apply by phone for a National Insurance number. National Insurance number application line: Telephone: 0800 141 2075 Textphone: 0800 141 2438 Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm You can apply for a National Insurance number if you’ve never had one. There’s a different process if you’ve lost your National Insurance number.
POA Learning is committed to supporting communities through learning. Working with a range of organisations and learning providers, we aspire to make our learning centres as accessible to community members as possible, and aim to support any members of local communities who wish to engage in learning. POA Learning deliver a diverse range of class-room, paper and online based courses to HMPS staff, their families and members of the local community. If you are not directly involved with POA Learning and want to find out what services we offer, please contact your local regional learning centre. Office Address: Room 18, Albany House, HMP Isle of Wight, Parkhurst Road, Newport, PO30 5RS.
For over 15 years, Wootton Bridge Community Centre has been offering the local community a convenient venue for events, occasions and meetings along with providing a location for a range of both adults and children’s activities. Our community centre is run by committee members who pride themselves on helping the community centre to flourish whilst encouraging young and older residents of Wootton Bridge to get involved. The community centre is a fantastic way to get to know the community whether you would like to join the social club or get involved with a group activity such as Zumba. The community centre is available for hire for a range of occasions including exhibitions, receptions, children and family events. We provide Disabled Access too.
Wootton Bridge Community Centre, Brannon Way, Wootton Bridge, PO33 4NW, Ryde
The Islands Online Motoring Directory. Find any type of motoring business from across the Isle of Wight. Cars, Motorcycles, Commercials, HGV, Cycling, Garages, Taxis, Car Dealers, Valets, public transport etc. For advertising enquiries please call or email to speak to an advisor today.
The IOW Trading Standards Service has joined forces with the Police, Fire and Rescue, Age Friendly Island and Citizens Advice Bureau to form a partnership called IWASP. IWASP is an acronym for Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership. Under the Charter all of these organisations will work together to better protect people on the Isle of Wight from scams, doorstep crime and fraud and to support victims. IWASP doesn’t intend to stop there though, we hope to increase our partnership providing on-going support and information from a wide range of organisations and agencies. Click here for our list of current scams The Isle of Wight Council is highlighting the dangers of scams as part of a national awareness-raising campaign. The Citizen’s Advice Bureau’s National Scams Awareness Fortnight runs from 10 – 23 June and runs for the next two weeks and aims to tackle the stigma scam victims often feel about reporting scams. Stop, Report and Talk The council, through the Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership (IWASP) is urging local people who have been hit by a scam to STOP, REPORT, and TALK about it. Outlaw: All scams are crimes Cabinet member for community safety and public protection, Cllr […]
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, supporting almost 420,000 young people every year. The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is starting at Brading Youth Club in October 2017. Volunteers are needed to train as Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme leaders. All training provided. Gain skills, build your CV and contribute to your community. Join the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Brading. First meeting Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at Brading Youth Club. Ages 14 to 24. The adventure starts here! Registered Charity number: 1072490 Please contact D of E Coordinator Dominic Hough at BradingYouthClub@gmail.com with any enquiries or call (01983 407382)
The Trust works to improve the situations of individuals and families across Hampshire, working with people to gain self respect and to contribute to society by supporting them into employment, education or training. We believe in being creative and co-operative to deliver the best outcomes, and are prepared to take risks to achieve them. Our vision is of a cohesive society – a healthy and prosperous one, where everyone has the opportunities to make a significant contribution, regardless of their situation. Everybody should have a second chance at learning, work, and personal development, so we help people to expand their horizons and unlock their future. At the most basic level this means helping people to find work and employers to find the right people. We provide the facility for employers to directly reach candidates by making vacancies available to the Trust. Our work is centered on building people up to a point where they can approach the jobs market with confidence and employability.
Our Local Offer website has been designed to help parents and carers find the right support for children with special educational needs and disabilities. All families need extra support from time to time. Knowing what is available gives you more choice and more control over what support is right for your child. What is the Local Offer? Contact us on our website.
Information concerning household waste and recycling, trade waste, waste collection days, recycling centres and removal of hazardous & clinical waste.
Island Futures supports young people to make good career choices and participate in education, employment or training. Island Futures provides a careers guidance service within the majority of the Island’s secondary schools and is available for unemployed young people aged 16-19 to access through community based centres across the Island. For young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities the service can be accessed up to the age of 25. Drop-in centres across the Island for those aged 16-19 not in Education, Employment or Training in Ventnor, West Wight, Newport, Ryde, Cowes and Sandown. Call us on 01983 823888 to book an appointment.
Want to know what’s going on in YOUR area? Free Information handed out to people aged 50+ about Social Activities. Where do I go locally for Coffee Mornings, Knitting Groups, Singing Groups, Table Tennis and other activities including Volunteering? Please drop into Freshwater Library on the First Friday of every month between 10am and 12 noon. Please refer to the image.
Your Policing Questions Answered. ‘Ask the Police’ is an online information resource of Q&A’s that responds to a wide variety of the general public’s most frequently asked policing questions. It offers an alternative online option, reducing calls to the police, freeing up resources and saving money. The website provides links to relevant national organisations PLUS the facility to rate the answer and email a specific question directly which will be answered within 24 working hours. Police forces are able to input additional local police information and advice for the benefit of their communities. This is a fantastic website to visit if you are struggling with what to do. Please note though that this facility must not be used for reporting emergencies, crimes or other incidents which require Direct Police Involvement. If you need to contact the Police in an emergency always call 999.
Sometimes it is difficult to get your point across to service providers. We work with people who, for a variety of reasons, find it difficult to get their voice heard, supporting them to ensure they achieve their rights and entitlements.
Island Roads is a partnership made up of VINCI Concessions, Meridiam Infrastructure and Ringway, providing a highway maintenance service for the Isle of Wight Council from April 2013 to 2038. For all enquiries please contact our help desk: 01983 822440 or visit our website .
Isle Access is a not for profit organisation promoting and encouraging accessibility on the Isle of Wight. Our aim is to provide a one-stop location for visitors and Isle of Wight residents searching for information about access at places and venues around the Island. Our listings include recommendations on accommodation and links to the transport companies that serve the Isle of Wight. We also provide disability awareness training, customer advisory groups, advice on completing access statements and much more. We are a Charity, registration number 1178395.
Mobile Library Service The mobile library provides a vital link between the communities it serves and the wider library service and the council. The Mobile Library visits over 80 communities on the Island, including villages, rural crossroads, edge of town estates, and some sheltered housing. For more information on our service please contact us.
Home Library Service If you are housebound, either temporarily or on a more permanent basis, and are unable to borrow books from your local library as a result, the Home Library Service might be just what you need. Set up to help people live full, independent lives in their own homes, the Home Library Service will call on you every three weeks, bringing you a selection of books in normal or large print and spoken word tapes and CDs. You tell us what your reading tastes are, and we will do our best to satisfy them!