Monthly archives for September, 2015
Bupa Global PAs Hit the Streets for NCSPosted on 29th September 2015 by Sean de Podesta
We would like to say a big thank you to Sandra, Maurissa, Elaine, Liz and Kym—all PAs at Bupa Global—who chose to help Impetus and the Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS) for their volunteering challenge.
Good CitizenshipPosted on 25th September 2015 by Sean de Podesta
Usually my blog posts can be quite wordy, but in this case I’ll let the pictures do the talking!
Advocates in Integrated Care —opaalcopa.org.ukPosted on 22nd September 2015 by Sam Bond
Sam Bond, manager of our Macmillan-Impetus Cancer Advocacy Service, explains why advocacy can make a real difference in this post on the Cancer, Older People and Advocacy blog:
“The use of health and social care by people with cancer” a 2014 study commissioned by The Department of Health, shows a clear link between cancer diagnosis and use of social care. The report explains “For some social care is critical to their independence and ability to participate in society.” However, use of social care by people with cancer is not equivalent to use of social care by people with other chronic conditions. A report by Macmillan in 2010 ‘Cancer should be as much a social concern as it is a health priority’, found that statutory social care was not meeting the needs of people with cancer. ‘People were often not referred for an assessment and did not know about the types of services which may be available. The research also found that those who commissioned social care services had limited understanding of the specific needs of people affected by cancer. [...]
A Nice ProblemPosted on 17th September 2015 by Sean de Podesta
A problem I have in common with many others working for voluntary sector and community organisations is saying thank you, or rather finding the time to show appreciation and say thank you to all the people who support us in our work. I have been meaning to write this blog since the middle of June, which illustrates the problem, so here are some of the people I have been wanting to thank properly since then.