The nearest Hospital, including an Accident and Emergency Department, is St Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG
Switchboard: 01983 822099
For non-emergency health advice call 111
Call 999 for emergencies.
Call 101 for non-emergencies.
Details of the Cowes Neighbourhood Police Team are available at:
Details for contacting the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are available at:
To contact the Ambulance, Police or Fire Brigade in an emergency, ring 999. Ring 101 for non-emergencies
Dr’s – Cowes Medical Centre
200 Newport Road, Cowes PO31 7ER
Telephone: 01983 295251
Appointments: 01983 294902
200 Newport Road, Cowes PO31 7ER
Telephone: 01983 294467
Day Lewis Pharmacy
7 High St, Cowes PO31 7SA
Telephone: 01983 293011
NatWest mobile bank visits Cowes at the IW Community Club, Park Road on the following day and time:
Mondays: 10.00 – 11.30
Lloyds mobile bank visits Cowes in Cowes Harbour Commission car park, Town Quay, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AS on the following days and times:
Tuesdays: 09.45 – 13.45
Thursdays: 09.45 – 13.45
Post Office services are available in Cowes at the following locations:
Cowes Town Central, 104 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7AU
The Co-operative Food Supermarket, 155 Mill Hill Road, Cowes, PO31 7EL. Details of opening hours are available at:
Post Office Search: https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder/
Age UK (IW) – Advice on benefits/grants and handyman service – the number is 01983 525282; website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/isleofwight/ Cowes Town Council has signed up to the Age Friendly Island Charter and the Digital Friendly Island Pledge.
Alzheimer’s Cafe – Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 2pm – 4pm at Cowes Sports Football Club, Reynolds Close, Cowes. Parking is available. Book a place by telephoning 220200.
Butterflies Bereavement information can be found at:
Citizens Advice can be contacted on 0344 411 1444; website: https://www.citizensadviceiw.org.uk/
Cowes Library – the number is 01983 293341; website: https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/Cowes-Library/Whats-new
Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111; website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
CRUSE bereavement care – Free of charge personal support for bereaved people provided by trained volunteers.
Dogs Trust Canine Care Card Scheme will look after your canines in the event of you passing away, moving into a care home or receiving a life-changing diagnosis; free service for dog owners. Call Lisa Herbert on 01273 466971 or email: email@example.com For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.cowestowncouncil.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Dogs-Trust-Canine-Care-Card.pdf
Domestic Violence – Paragon offers support, advocacy, advice, guidance and information to women, men and children as victims or survivors of domestic abuse and for those people who cause harm to others in their relationships.. Telephone: 0800 234 6266; website: www.theyoutrust.org.uk
Electricity Emergency number to call is 0800 072 7282
Environment Agency can be contacted on 0800 807 060
Floodline number to call is 0345 988 118
Foodbank number to call is 01983 292040; website: https://isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk/
Gas Leaks number to call is 0800 111 999
Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight – commissioned by Isle of Wight council to provide a free stop smoking and weight management service to the community; website: www.healthylifestylesiow.co.uk; telephone: 01983 642369 / 0800 9991396
Homestart – support for families with young children – number to call is 01983 533357
Isle Find It – Community directory of services and events; website: https://islefindit.org.uk/
Isle of Wight Council – number for main switchboard is 01983 821000
Isle of Wight Volunteer Centre – Volunteering opportunities on the Isle of Wight. Website: https://iwvolunteer.org/
Island Roads – number to call is 01983 822440; website: https://islandroads.com/
IW Fire Service – Free home safety check – Please phone 01983 407075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jigsaw Family Support – community based for everyone affected by family separation – Please phone 01983 639793 or email www.jigsawfamilysupport.com
Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight – Bob Seely MP can be contacted on 01983 220220; website: https://www.bobseely.org.uk/
Omega – The National Association for End of Life Care supports socially isolated people. Details of services offered are on the website: https://www.omega.uk.net/omega-staying-connected-in-later-life-p-1.htm
Pension Service – Pension Credit entitlement check – number to call is 0800 99 1234
Red Funnel Ferries – can be contacted on 02380 019192
Rail Enquiries – the number is 03457 484950
Samaritans – number to call is 01983 521234
SCAMS – Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership (IWASP) – Current Scam details are available at: https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/IWASP/Current-Scams.
Social Services (Adult) – number to call is 01983 814980
Social Services (Children) – number to call is 0300 300 0117
Southern Water number to call is 0330 303 0368
South West Advocacy Network (SWAN) have been commissioned by the Isle of Wight Council to deliver the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy (IHCA) service for the residents of the Isle of Wight from 1 April 2022. IHCA is a free, independent and confidential service to support people who want to complain about their NHS care or treatment. This includes treatment in a private hospital or care home that is funded by the NHS. For more information, visit www.swanadvocacy.org.uk/iow or call the Advocacy Support Team on 03333 447928.
Storeroom (Furniture project) – number to call is 01983298679.
The Footprint Trust – An IW Charity offering free impartial guidance to help you reduce your home energy use and reduce your bills. For more information visit https://footprint-trust.co.uk/ or telephone 01983 822282.
Wight Sense – The Isle of Wight Council working with a local organisation, Sight for Wight now provides a new sensory support service for Islanders with sight and/or hearing loss. The new service is called Wight Sense and will provide specialist sensory support for local people including assessments, individual home-based visits, mobility training, practical help and advice and help for people to remain independent and confident in their daily lives. Anyone with a hearing impairment, visual impairment, or anyone who is deaf/blind or who has dual sensory loss may access the service. For more information, visit: www.wightsense.org.uk/ email: email@example.com or ring 01983 240222.
For details of the nearest Job Centre please visit: https://www.jobcentrejobs.co.uk/
For guidance on Universal Credit please visit: https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/
For details of Dogs Trust please visit: https://www.cowestowncouncil.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DogsTrusts-CanineCareCard.jpg
For details of the Optio Voluntary Car Service please visit: https://islefindit.org.uk/item/optio-voluntary-car-service/
For details of the Bonfire Leaflet please visit: https://www.cowestowncouncil.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Garden-Bonfires-Leaflet-Dec-2016.pdf