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Monthly archives for March, 2015

2015 Election – our soapbox: Health and Social Care

Posted on 31st March 2015 by

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. 

Polling Station sign

Photo Credit: secretlondon123, cc

Number 1: Changes to Health and Social Care

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This is NOT Junk

Posted on 20th March 2015 by

Brighton College boys deliver NCS literature

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.

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Minister for Civil Society visits Community Navigators project

Posted on 13th March 2015 by

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.

Minister for Civil Society meets Community Navigator

From left to right: Jenny Moore, EPIC Project Development Manager; Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society; Bunty Bateman, Volunteer Community Navigator

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