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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 18 million claimants and customers.
This is a person-centred service that puts individuals at the very heart of choosing who provides their care and support and what services are supplied. We help you through the process of deciding what you need and choosing the right person to provide it. We then employ your selected Personal Assistant on your behalf, taking on the employer’s responsibilities.
The Blue Lamp Trust was set up in 2010 to build on the work of the Hampshire (Bobby Trust) which has been supporting elderly and vulnerable people in county since 1998. Reg Charity no. 1137786
For all of those jobs around the house you’ve been meaning to do, let our experienced, reliable and trusted tradespeople do the work. What kind of jobs can we help with? Home safety adaptations advice and installation Installing external Metal Key Clamp Handrails Fitting plug sockets & light fixtures (and other minor electrical jobs) Power washing paths, patios and driveways Building steps and ramps Moving and assembling furniture, units, flat-pack, etc. Fence and gate repairs Hang shelving, picture frames, mirrors, blinds & curtain rails Minor carpentry and plumbing work Low level guttering maintenance and clearing General household repairs This list is by no means exhaustive, so please do enquire with your job requirements and we will do our best to help. The Home Safe Service is open to all adults over the age of 18 living on the Isle of Wight. We don’t charge for call-outs and we offer a very competitive hourly rate, plus you can have any mix of jobs in one visit.
Tuesdays 10am to 12.30pm Our Place – West Wight is staffed by volunteers and supported by professionals and meets every Tuesday for a FREE weekly drop in session in the Community Centre. FREE confidential information and support Julie or Mark from Southern House, Adam the Local Area Coordinator and Mel the Just Ask Support Officer, will be available each week to chat to.
Do you have a complaint about an NHS service? If you feel you have not had the service you expected from the NHS and want to complain, the law says you have the right to have the support of an advocate. Our advocates can: Provide a Self Help Pack to help you manage your complaint. Help you write letters to the right people. Go with you to meetings with medical professionals. Help you explore your options at every stage of the complaint. Our service is free, indenpendent of the NHS and completely confidential.
45 ensuite rooms in nine groups of flats with shared kitchens. Other smaller units of accommodation in Ryde and Newport provide individual rooms with shared facilities and on-site staff and support. (Spectrum has now merged with Sovereign Housing Association)
Isle of Wight Council Trading Standards Service has a wide-ranging role in ensuring fair trading on the Island, by supporting the county’s businesses and protecting consumers. This helps to provide a level playing field for all and allows consumers to have confidence in the local economy. We also have responsibilities concerning the health and welfare of livestock and plans are in place to prevent and contain disease outbreaks. We receive thousands of complaints and enquiries every year so we need to prioritise the most serious cases and use the others to help us to plan our prevention work as we are not able to investigate every complaint individually. All consumer complaints MUST be made via our partner organisation the Citizens Advice Consumer Help Line (03454 04 05 06). We then use this intelligence to direct our enforcement work. We may not take direct action with respect to your individual complaint. We look at a number of issues to help us to decide which cases we investigate
Providing free impartial advice for Housing, Welfare Benefits, Debt and Employment for individuals, voluntary and statutory organisations on the Island.
We are a small, independently-run housing association operating exclusively on the Isle of Wight. Registered as an exempt charity under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, we are also registered with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). In addition, we are also members of the Independent Housing Ombudsman Service, the National Housing Federation and SHAPE (Smaller Housing Associations Pursuing Excellence)grouping.
We are one of the largest housing associations in the country, providing over 55,000 affordable homes across the south and south west of England and the Isle of Wight.
As one of southern England’s largest housing associations, we provide more than 27,000 homes for over 72,000 people. Whether it’s traditional social housing, shared ownership, affordable rent, private market rent, or outright sales, we offer a range of services to communities across the south east of England. We also work with our customers and in communities to provide activities, information, and advice that improve the neighbourhoods our customers live in and their individual lives.
The Record Office preserves historical documents relating to the Isle of Wight and makes them available to the public for research. Our material spans the 12th – 21st centuries, and includes records of parish churches, estates, families, businesses, schools and local government. Before travelling to the Record Office, please contact us with details of your enquiry using the details under the Contact button at the top of our website. This will allow us to better prepare for your visit, and arrange that any material stored off-site can be retrieved in time for your arrival.
Isle of Wight’s leading furniture re-use charity. An island charity dedicated to helping island people. Using furniture donated by island residents, we are able to offer a good variety of items, at competitive prices, to those who are less fortunate, enabling all to make their living space into a home.
Newport Jobcentre Plus contact phone numbers, address and opening times. The Newport jobcentre offers benefits and support services including; Universal Jobmatch, Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance and Universal Credit.
The library provides a safe and welcoming space in the heart of Cowes. As well as providing the usual library facilities we also have a specialist maritime collection and a small maritime museum.
Supporting People is a programme that funds housing related support services. To get help from Supporting People, a person would need to speak to someone like their care manager or health worker. This person would then decide if Supporting People help is needed, and if it is will complete a referral form.