People Matter IW
People Matter IW is the Island’s user-led organisation. Its primary aim is to support Island residents to shape, direct and manage the support and services they need to live the life they choose. It provides information, advice and guidance on the many services available across the Island via the Isle Help Hub or the People Matter IW Independent Living Centre (ILC). The ILC also helps people to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible by providing information and advice and the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ across a wide range of aids and equipment.
People Matter IW is building a strong, independent collective voice for individuals and relevant organisations, to influence policy and practice and to be heard at higher strategic levels.
They are a member organisation and welcome anyone who defines themselves as having support needs, or organisations that support people with support needs – including disabilities (temporary or permanent), people with mental health concerns, family carers and people in receipt of personal budgets, as well as those that fund their own care.
People Matter IW also provides a Personal Assistant Recruitment and Employment Service (PARES). PARES helps people to employ a Personal Assistant (someone who is paid to support a person with a range of tasks to help them live their lives and achieve their goals), whilst enabling more choice and control over who provides them with support but without having the responsibility of being an Individual Employer.
Address: 1-2 Bernard Way, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5YL
Telephone: 01983 241494