Monthly archives for March, 2015
2015 Election – our soapbox: Health and Social CarePosted on 31st March 2015 by Jo Ivens
The election is 36 days away and the campaigns have started in earnest. I was at home last week when the Labour candidate for Hove & Portslade came door knocking, so I grabbed the chance to tell him about some of the issues we at Impetus think the candidates should be focusing on. Here’s the first in a series discussing the things that we know matter to the people we work with.
Number 1: Changes to Health and Social Care
This is NOT JunkPosted on 20th March 2015 by Sean de Podesta
The first three months of 2015 have been a very positive time for us at the Neighbourhood Care Scheme, with at least one enquiry about volunteering every working day – and we will have interviewed thirty new volunteers by the end of March. This interest in volunteering is not an accident. Since last September, we have put literature through the letterboxes of 9,000 households around the city.
Minister for Civil Society visits Community Navigators projectPosted on 13th March 2015 by Seb Feast
Yesterday Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson MP visited the Community Navigators project at one of our participating surgeries. Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub is a site where one volunteer (pictured below) has provided navigation to at least 25 clients since the beginning of the project in autumn last year.