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Monthly archives for March, 2014

Free Screening of Temple Grandin with Impetus and Autism Sussex

Posted on 27th March 2014 by

“If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.” – Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin Flyer from Impetus and Autism Sussex


The flyer for our free screening of Temple Grandin. Click to view bigger.

On World Autism Day, 2nd of April, Impetus and Autism Sussex are showing a free screening of the multiple award-winning biopic Temple Grandin. The film stars Claire Daines as Temple Grandin; an American doctor of animal science, best-selling author, autistic activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour who revolutionised animal welfare thanks to the unique perspective her autism offered.

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Joining Up Care – Community Support is the Lynch Pin

Posted on 12th March 2014 by

The role of voluntary sector services such as our Neighbourhood Care befriending scheme is the lynch pin of the government’s new Better Care initiative. Local authority and Clinical Commissioning Groups need to really understand and value what we can bring to this vital piece of work.

Better Care aims to join up Health and Social Care around ‘frail’ adults and Impetus is involved in the discussions on how we make this work in Brighton & Hove. One of the key points is how the voluntary sector can make health and social care services more effective by offering community-based support such as befriending. This video from the King’s Fund shows the ideal situation.

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Snip, Snip, Snip – The Real Impact of Voluntary Sector Cuts

Posted on 4th March 2014 by

A chilly but lively rally of voluntary sector organisations, service users, parents and others gathered outside Hove Town Hall last Thursday to make sure Councillors understood the impact of cutting Brighton & Hove Discretionary Grants by 10%.

While an amendment to reject this cut was passed, Councillors ultimately failed to agree on the budget overall, so will meet again tomorrow night. Here’s what they need to know about the real impact of nibbling away at funding to voluntary sector organisations.

How The Argus reported the Save Our Grants rally

How The Argus reported the Save Our Grants rally, featuring a conspicuously red-coated Impetus CEO.

The impact for us of the 10% cut in this grant would be relatively small on its own, but in conjunction with other cuts that we are experiencing (or are aware might come) it adds up to a worrying picture, for two reasons.

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