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Monthly archives for June, 2009

Health and Social Care Awards 2009

Posted on 30th June 2009 by


On 16th June 2009 the Neighbourhood Care Scheme attended the regional finals of the South East Coast NHS Health and Social Care awards, at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Sadly Susan was on holiday so unable to attend but Sean, Keith (one of our volunteers), Naomi and Ruth dressed up for the night, and went for the experience, thrilled to be shortlisted for the regional finals.

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ASpire Duke of York’s screening

Posted on 26th June 2009 by

ASpire will be holding a private screening of the film ‘Adam’, which features a man with Asperger Syndrome and his relationship with a non-AS woman.

The date is to be confirmed, but looks likely to be in September or October, when the film is released in the UK. It will take place at the Duke of York’s Cinema in Brighton.

Still from the film Adam

Still from the film Adam

This is going to be a fundraising event and thanks go to the efforts of Jo and Jamie, our events fundraising volunteers for their work in this area.

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Impetus in the 1st Brighton Marathon

Posted on 26th June 2009 by

Impetus has charity places available for people who would like to run the 1st Brighton Marathon and raise sponsorship on our behalf. This exciting event, which is intended to be held on an annual basis in the city, will help to raise funds and profiles of local charities. The date for your diaries is 18th April 2010.

We are currently working on the details of our sponsored places programme and would love to hear from anyone who would be interested in knowing more – email See for more details of the race.

Good News on Phones

Posted on 12th June 2009 by

We have been in something of a battle with our phone provider, Systemcare UK, for the past year. Without our knowledge we were moved over to a voice over internet system (VOIP) which was/is very poor quality and has led to significant loss of connectivity. We thought we were just being put on a new tariff. On one occasion our calls were all being routed to one of Systemcare’s other customers in Kent. It took them two weeks to sort it out. If the router loses connectivity then people cannot get through to us. We often don’t know about this until we try and ring out or someone emails us to tell us they can’t get through. I won’t bore you with a long list of problems. We had also been tied into a seven year contract. I did go through the complaints procedure and then the appeal procedure with no satisfaction. I then went to the ombudsman. We have just had a provisional judgement which instructs Systemcare to terminate our contract. This is excellent news for us.

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