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Agenda 21 Strategy
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In common with all other local authorities in the UK the Isle of Wight Council has developed an Agenda
21 Strategy for the Island. The purpose of an Agenda 21 Strategy is to bring social, environmental and
economic well-being to us all at the same time as ensuring that we leave the world at least as good a
place as we found it.



Access to Information Policy
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The Isle of Wight Council (“the council”) is committed to promoting open and
transparent governance. This policy facilitates the efficient, effective and
strategic use of council’s information to deliver its corporate objectives. This
policy will be reviewed periodically, to ensure it reflects any changes to
existing legislation and incorporates any new legislation.



Accessibility for All Guide
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A good practice guide for building accessibility into Isle of Wight Council communications.

Guidance for staff only.



Alcohol/Substance Misuse Policy
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This policy provides a framework to ensure consistency in management of staff experiencing alcohol and/or substance misuse issues at work while at the same time ensuring all reasonable steps are taken to support staff to overcome the health effects.



Annual Fees and Charges Register
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Details of all council fees and charges - reviewed annually



Anaerobic Digestion Review
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This study considers the potential for anarobic digestion on the Island, reviewing available waste streams and the size of AD system this could support.



Annual governance statement 2010-11
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Annual governance statement 2010-11



Annual Governance Statement 2011-12
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Final version



August 2012 - Transaction Data
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Transaction data for August 2012



Annual Governance Statement 2012/13
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Annual Governance Statement 2012/13



Armed Forces Community Covenant for the Isle of Wight
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The Isle of Wight Armed Forces Community Covenant is a is a pledge made between the Island’s civilian community and the armed forces. It aims to prevent those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, from being disadvantaged by their service to their country, and to develop a better understanding between the civilian community and the armed forces community on the Isle of Wight. The armed forces community is regarded as being serving personnel, veterans (both Regular and Reservist) and their dependants, including merchant navy who have been involved in military operations.



All Island Car Park Permit, Terms and Conditions
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All Island Car Park Permit - Terms and Conditions and Locations



Anti Money Laundering Policy 2014
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This sets out the council's policy and procedure for dealing with large cash transactions



Annual Governance Statement 2013-14
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Annual Governance Statement 2013-14



Appointing Independent Advocates Policy
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“Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates and advocacy schemes work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.” (The Advocacy Charter, 2002)

From 1st April 2015 the Care Act places a statutory duty on all local authorities to involve people in decisions made about them and their care and support, for people to be active partners in the key care and support processes of assessment, care and support planning, reviews and safeguarding. No matter how complex a person’s needs, local authorities are required to help people express their wishes and feelings, support them in weighing up their options, and assist them in making their own decisions.  

This policy sets the framework for delivery of Advocacy Services on the island. It is intended to support adult social care and health staff in their person-centred practice and to secure personalised outcomes by helping individuals, their families, friends and/or carers to:

·             speak up for, or act on behalf of, themselves or another person.
·             take action to say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests.
·             contribute their views, opinions, ideas and feelings to inform processes for continuous service improvement.



Adoption Provisions
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This policy sets out rights of employees, who adopt a child within the UK or from overseas, to statutory adoption leave and pay. Paid adoption leave is available for eligible employees who adopt a child from within the UK or from overseas.



Affordable Housing Commuted Sum Calculator
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This is a calculator for financial contributions towards affordable housing through the planning process. This accompanies the consultation draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and allows developers to calculate the cost of meeting this requirement.



Assessment and Eligibility for Service Users and Carers Policy
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The Care Act, introduced in April 2015, includes new legislation and guidance around the Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014. The eligibility framework will ensure there is clarity and consistency around the Isle of Wight council (IWC) determinations on eligibility.

The purpose of this policy is to explain that people are entitled to an assessment of their needs and how these improve and maintain their wellbeing and the outcomes the person wishes to achieve in their day-to-day life.



Aftercare - Section 117 - Mental Health Act 1983 Policy
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Section 117 of the Mental Health Act places a joint duty on health and social care to provide support to patients who are discharged from longer term detention under the Mental Health Act, to reduce the risk of their readmission to hospital.

This After-care Policy – Section 117 of the Mental Health Act provides guidance to staff in both the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and the Isle of Wight Council on the discharge of this duty, including clarification of their responsibilities, the range of services to be provided, monitoring and review and when the duty may come to an end.



August 2015 Transparency Data. CSV
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August 2015 Transparency Data. CSV



August 2015 Transparency Data PDF
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August 2015 Transparency Data PDF



Annual Governance Statement 2014/15
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Annual Governance Statement 2014/15



Annual leave policy 2017
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Updated annual leave policy



Additional Employment Policy
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The purpose of this policy is to
i) ensure that employees do not engage in other work that may conflict with or affect their performance or attendance under their contract of employment with the council and
ii) prevent employees and/or the council contravening legislation on working time/hours, including total hours worked, breaks between shifts and annual leave.



Application for Discretionary Business Rate Relief for organisations entitled to mandatory charity relief
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Application form for Discretionary Business Rate Relief for organisations entitled to Mandatory Relief, Including Community Amateur Sports Clubs & Charity Shops



Application for Discretionary Business Rate Relief for individual businesses (Localism Bill)
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Application for Discretionary Business Rate Relief for individual businesses (Localism Bill)



Applicationfor Discretionary Business Rate Relief for organisations not entitled to Mandatory Rate Relief (Non-Profit Organisations)
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Application for Discretionary Business Rate Relief for organisations not entitled to Mandatory Rate Relief (Non-Profit Organisations)



Application for Discretionary Hardship Business Rate Relief
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Application for Discretionary Hardship Business Rate Relief



Application for Discretionary Rate Relief for properties in rural settlements
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Application for Discretionary Rate Relief for properties in rural settlements



Adaptations for Disabled People - Policy
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Disability Facility Grant Policy Document  - outlining eligibility and processes.



A Guide to Children's Services
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A guide for young people, families and other professionals to gain a basic understanding of how Children's Services work.



A Young Person's Guide to Children's Services
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A guide to help younger people understand what happens when Children's Services are invovled with a family.



April 2016 transparency data CSV
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April 2016 transparency data CSV



April 2016 transparency data PDF
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April 2016 transparency data PDF



Annual Governance Statement 2015/16
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Annual Governance Statement 2015/16



Annual audit letter 2015-16
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Annual audit letter 2015-16



A guide for Students
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Housing benefit leaflet for students  



A guide on Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support for Pensioners
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Information on help with rent and council tax for pensioners - Housing Benefit



A guide on disputing a Benefit decision
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Leaflet on disputing and appealing a Housing Benefit decision



April 2017 Transparency data PDF
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April 2017 Transparency data PDF



April 2017 transparency data CSV
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April 2017 transparency data CSV



ADASS MSP Toolkit
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ADASS MSP - A Toolkit for Responses



ADASS MSP Temperature Check
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ADASS MSP Temperature Check 2016



Adult Services - Examples of Charging
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The Isle of Wight Council is asking for people's views on changing its Non-Residential Care Charging Policy for people who receive adult social care. We are considering including disability benefit income at the higher or enhanced rate as part of the financial means test when we levy charges on people.

The attached are 3 examples of how these may affect you.



August 2017 Transparency Data CSV
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August 2017 Transparency Data CSV



August 2017 Transparency Data PDF
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August 2017 Transparency Data PDF



Annual Governance Statement 2016/17
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Annual Governance Statement 2016/17



Application for Discretionary Rate Relief for Revaluation relief
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Application for Discretionary Rate Relief for properties facing steep increases in Business Rates due the to Revaluation on 2017



Application for Discretionary Rate Relief Pub Relief
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The Government announced a temporary new relief scheme for public houses for 2017-18 only, that have a rateable value of below £100,000. Under the scheme, eligible public houses will receive a £1000 discount on their bill. The relief will have effect for 2017/18.



Application for Discretionary Rate Relief for Local Newpapers
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A discretionary rate relief application for £1,500 business rates discount for office space occupied by local newspapers, up to a maximum of one discount per local newspaper title and per hereditament, and up to state aid limits, for 2 years from 1st April 2017.

This is a temporary measure to support local newspapers adapt to technological changes within the industry. The relief is intended to be specifically for local newspapers and will be delivered through local authority discretionary discount powers (under



Application for Small Business Rate Relief
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You can get small business rate relief if:

  • your property’s rateable value is less than £15,000
  • your business only uses one property - you may still be able to get relief if you use more

If you use more than one property, when you get a second property, you’ll keep getting any existing relief on your main property for 12 months.

You can still get small business rate relief on your main property after this if both the following apply:

  • none of your other properties have a rateable value above £2,899
  • the total rateable value of all your properties is less than £20,000 (£28,000 in London)



Appeals Factsheet and Appeals Form (Adult Social Care)
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You can use this form if you disagree with an assessment of your adult social care needs, or finances, or a decision taken about your Wellbeing Plan.



Adult Social Care - Market Position Statement (MPS)
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A Market Position Statement is a tool which provides information for providers and users (and their carers) of health and social care services. It is intended to help providers:
·         make decisions about whether and how to invest in services on the Island

·         develop further opportunities for those receiving health and / or care and support using personal budgets

·         understand the future needs of people living on the Island and the predicted impacts on the demand for services



Adult Learning Disability Strategy 2018-21
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A joint plan between the IWC, IOW NHS Trust, IOW CCG and People Matter IW for the delivery of providing support to adults with a learning disability.



Adult Learning Disability Strategy 2018-21 (easy read)
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A joint plan between the IWC, IOW NHS Trust, IOW CCG and People Matter IW for the delivery of providing support to adults with a learning disability. Easy read version



Adult Community Learning Grant Prospectus 2018
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The prospectus details of grant funding available from the Adult Community Learning Service.

Eligible partners are able to bid for funding that helps Adult Community Learning meet its objectives.



Access to records form
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Under the General Data Protection Regulation, and related data protection legislation, individuals are entitled to access personal data that is held by the council about them.  Requests should be in writing and clearly identify what information they wish to access, eg. detailing the council department/s and time periods.  This form has been created to assist individuals in submitting requests.



Annual report 2017-18
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This annual report presents a summary of the council’s activity during the past year (April 2017 to March 2018); a year in which we launched our corporate plan and made a commitment to our vision, for: “The Isle of Wight to be an inspiring place in which to grow up, work, live, and visit."



Adult Social Care Charges 2018-19
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List of charges for Adult Social Care services.



A3055 - Undercliff Drive Impact study
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A3055 - Undercliff Drive Impact study prepared by the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research and the Market Research Group at Bournemouth University, December 2017. 

The Isle of Wight Council commissioned Bournemouth University to assess the effect of the A3055 Undercliff Drive road closure on local businesses.



Access for the Fire Service (Dwellings)
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Information regarding access to dwellings for the Fire Service