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Monthly archives for March, 2010

Brighton Marathon – support our runners!

Posted on 29th March 2010 by

We’re delighted to have Glen, Natalie and Jay running on behalf of Impetus and its projects as official charity runners. The Neighbourhood Care Scheme also has some independent runners who have chosen to donate all, or part of, any money raised to the project. Thanks to: Helen, Laura and Nicki for choosing to support the NCS.

Each runner has set up a fundraising page at: where you can see who has raised what and donate online.

We are hoping to have a cheering point on Hove Lawns where the route passes twice throughout the day. Further details when we have them.



Neighbourhood Care Scheme cited as national beacon of excellence

Posted on 23rd March 2010 by

The Neighbourhood Care Scheme has been cited as a beacon of excellence by national charity Counsel and Care according to Brighton and Hove News. Counsel and Care say that if the work of the Neighbourhood Care Scheme was replicated across the country half a million isolated people could have their lives transformed for around £240 each a year.

The following article was originally published in Brighton and Hove News:

A scheme to befriend lonely elderly people in Brighton and Hove has been such a success it should be rolled out nationally, a charity said today.

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Impetus Volunteer Policy

Posted on 12th March 2010 by

Impetus has for some time had a Volunteer Policy. It relies upon the same Grievance Procedure, Disciplinary Procedure and Capability Procedure as were written for staff. Staff are governed by employment relations law, whereas volunteers are not. To keep up with changes in the law, the Grievance Procedure and Disciplinary Procedure need changing.

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