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Monthly archives for April, 2014

Tackling Loneliness in our Communities

Posted on 24th April 2014 by
lonely elderly woman

Photo Credit: AleBonvini via Compfight cc

A new report released today by think tank, IPPR, says that most care for older people is not provided by the state or private agencies but by family members. But, by 2017 the number of people in need of care will outstrip the number of adult children able to provide it. They suggest that one way of responding to this is to develop community support and neighbourhood networks. I spoke on Danny Pike’s show on BBC Radio Sussex this morning about how our Neighbourhood Care Scheme is already providing this kind of support – and how we’d like to do more.

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Marathon runners do us proud!

Posted on 7th April 2014 by

Spending hours on your feet, stretching yourself to your physical limits, riding an emotional rollercoaster, enduring the elements – and that’s just the Impetus marathon cheer squad who are hoarse but happy today! We are incredibly proud of our three Brighton Marathon runners, who ran the course in under 4½ hours for our ASpire service for adults with Asperger Syndrome. They worked hard for months in the lead up to the big day and did an amazing job, pacing steadily and getting to the end within 5 minutes of each other. Here they are looking tired but deservedly proud.

Tom, Kev and Steve, after they collected their marathon medals

Tom, Kev and Steve, after they collected their Marathon Medals

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