YOUNG AND ELDERLY LIVES ENRICHED BY TRANSFORMATIVE CARE PROJECT – islandecho

“‘We will be working with 5 care homes and schools this year, doubling to 10 by 2020. We know from our own experience and research that this concept really works. Ideally, Independent Arts would like to create an easily replicated blueprint for intergenerational care on the Isle of Wight, improving the quality of adult residential care and enhancing education to transform lives both young and old,” says Kerry Tindall, Programme Manager

The Isle of Wight was recently highlighted for poor adult residential care ranking 47 out of 47 for its residential, nursing and home care services, this was based on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection ratings. Similarly education has hit the spotlight with figures from the Department of Education showing 46 per cent of 16-year-olds failed to pass their English and maths GCSE a figure well below the national average.”