A big thank you to the total of 10,465 people from the Isle of Wight, and from across the world, who signed the Fight for the Wight petition which has been live over the past six months. For the full story, visit here: https://www.iwight.com/news/Fight-for-the-Wight-update
Do you need help to stop smoking?
Come along to our drop in session today in St Thomas' Square in Newport between 10am and 3pm for information and advice from health professionals.
Did you know that babies and children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of second hand smoke.
A child who is exposed to passive smoke is at increased risk of developing chest infections, meningitis, a persistent cough and, if they have asthma, their symptoms will get worse. They are also at increased risk of cot death and an ear infection called glue ear.
Need help to quit?
Come along to our drop in session in St Thomas' Square in Newport between 10am and 3pm tomorrow to find out what support is available.
Don't forget, secondary school transfer applications must be submitted by midnight on Monday (31 October 2016). If your child is currently in Year 6 at Primary School and due to start secondary school in September 2017; go to: www.iwight.com/schooladmissions and click on the 'Secondary School Sept 2017' tab.
Applying to Christ the King College or The Island Free School? You will also need to complete their 'Supplementary Information Form' and return the form directly to them.
Are you eligible for a free flu jab? Make sure you are covered - find out more from www.nhs.uk/staywell