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Yearly archives for 2008

Have a great solstice holiday

Posted on 19th December 2008 by

I’m off the France tomorrow on the ferry to check out Charlie Turner’s chateau for a couple of days. This year has flown by but it feels like we have made a lot of progress. Thanks to paid and unpaid staff and all of our friends and partners for your support this year. I feel very privileged to work for Impetus and with such a dedicated group of people.

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Posted on 17th December 2008 by

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The Local Strategic Partnership

Posted on 15th December 2008 by

Most of you will know that I was elected as a sector rep to the LSP.  The LSP coordinates a number of subject specific partnerships and, as the senior cross sector strategic partnership for the city, has little or no time for going into great detail on any issue. This quarter we discussed the impact of the economic downturn on the City and what is being done to offset the problems.

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Taking Account: A Social and Ecomic Audit of the Third Sector in Brighton and Hove

Posted on 9th December 2008 by

Passing on news of ‘Taking Account: A Social and Ecomic Audit of the Third Sector in Brighton and Hove’.

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The report shows the major role played by charities and voluntary groups. A featured Case Study is Impetus’ own Neighbourhood Care Scheme. According to the report, this “shows how volunteers can contribute to the simultaneous development of human, social and cultural capital”.

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Write ups of our 2008 Strategy Day

Posted on 4th December 2008 by

Hello everyone

The write-ups from our 2008 Strategy Day are now available for you to view. Everything that was discussed on the day is rounded up in Alison’s

Summary of the Impetus Strategy Day

In turn, the summary contains links to all the presentations given on the day. (Staff members can access all of the documents on the shared drive).

Read and enjoy!

People’s Millions

Posted on 1st December 2008 by

Hi Everyone

I’m sure you all know by now that unfortunately we lost out on the People’s Millions funding. Whilst it’s disappointing, the whole process has given good coverage to the Volunteer Centre and volunteering (and Tom’s Sandwich Bar!) and the support for the project has been really good. We’ll keep putting the bids in!

Thanks to everyone for their support.


Perspective from a new trustee of impetus

Posted on 12th November 2008 by

Volunteering as a trustee at impetus is an extraordinary and amazing adventure! Who would have thought I would be training to use blogging to communicate. And social networking is a whole new world that will enable me to carry out the duties of a trustee in very creative and efficient ways. Well, I hope the Chair agrees.

Good Evening Comrades!

Posted on 10th November 2008 by

Had a very cultured Saturday evening thanks to Janine Howlett – the marketing manager of The London Philharmonic Orchestra. If you were not aware Janine sent a special discount offer out to (ASpire) staff and volunteers to listen to the LPO perform Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto 2 and Tchaikovsky Suite 3 at The Brighton Dome this weekend.

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Naomi – Volunteer Co-ordinator Neighbourhood Care Scheme

Posted on 7th November 2008 by

Hello, I am Naomi, one of the Volunteer Co-ordinators for the Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS) and have been with the scheme since April 2005. NCS is a good neighbour scheme which supports older people, carers (in Hangleton and Queens Park) , and people with physical or sensory disabilities in their own homes by providing volunteer support.

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An introduction from a volunteer

Posted on 5th November 2008 by

Hi there, my name is Andrew. I thought I would write a quick post about who I am and what I do for the Impetus blog and introduce myself to those who don’t yet know me. I have been a volunteer mentor for the ASpire project befriending and assisting adults with Asperger Syndrome for the last year or so.

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