Support for families

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Here you will find information, guidance and services to support families on the Isle of Wight.

Many families face difficulties at some point and need a little help. The Island has many organisations and support services that aim to prevent or resolve issues before they become more serious.

New and expecting parents can find details of antenatal and postnatal services within this section. 

Adult social care services support independence, safety and wellbeing. This area contains information and resources to support you and your family.

Becoming a foster carer can be a rewarding and challenging experience. Here you will find information on what it takes to become a foster carer and how to apply. Fostering services assist looked after children, and care leavers with education and employment.

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) offer provides support to families throughout the school holidays. Supporting children from reception to year 11 who qualify for Free School Meals (FSM) and live on the Isle of Wight.

See our related links below for information about Early Help and what to do if you are worried about a child or an adult.

  1. Family support services
  2. Adult social care
  3. Fostering
  4. Antenatal and postnatal support
  5. Holiday Activities and Food (HAF)
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