A BRIGHT and lively newsletter — informing on how Age UK Isle of Wight supports Islanders to live well independently — has been launched by the charity.

The local, independent charity has grown significantly over the last few years, and now provides more than 20 services to Islanders.

Living Well aims to bring together Age UK's range of services into one, easy to read newsletter.

Readers will be able to read interesting stories from Islanders who have been supported by the charity, as well as details of how the staff and volunteers help to improve wellbeing.

It will also highlight the various ways people can support the charity to help secure their future.

Jo Dare, chief executive for Age UK Isle of Wight, said: "We are so thrilled to launch our first issue of Living Well. As a local Island charity, getting the details of our services out to the Island’s most isolated and lonely people can sometimes be a challenge.

"Our newsletter is a terrific read, and we hope that people learn a little something new about us, or that someone reads an article and thinks ‘That could easily be my Nan’, and then shares what they have learned with those who might benefit from our support.

"By working together, we can achieve positive change in 2019 for older Islanders."

The free publication is now widely available at various community locations and can also be picked up at the Isle Help Advice Centre at County Hall in Newport.

A digital version can be found at www.ageukiw.org.uk.