Monthly archives for April, 2019
Soul of the City ChoirPosted on 18th April 2019 by Karen Hunter
We are delighted to be Soul of the City‘s charity partner for the year. It’s wonderful to be linking with such a dynamic, inclusive, like-minded organisation that brings people and communities together to enjoy singing, have fun and improve wellbeing. In our befriending and social prescribing work to connect people to reduce isolation and loneliness, we believe no one should be isolated or feel lonely in a city as active, vibrant and positive as ours.
Check out the choir’s awesome cover of ‘Shake it Out’ by Florence & The Machine:
Fundraising partnershipsPosted on 11th April 2019 by Karen Hunter
We’re really delighted to announce fundraising partnerships with these like-minded local organisations for our 20th anniversary year!
Changes aheadPosted on 11th April 2019 by Lisa Ball
Over the next few months, Impetus is reshaping its work to respond to growing demand and the challenges of a fast-changing city. This will include focusing our work on tackling and preventing isolation and loneliness.
Fantastic February and March Winds (Leila, part 7)Posted on 4th April 2019 by Seb Feast
Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. In this regular series, Leila shares her thoughts and experiences with us. Thank you Leila!
Lots happened in February and it was a time of extremes. The changes in my care meant I was plunged into a world of being cared for by strangers. I was very ill and my mobility suffered a severe blow. I was bedbound for the whole of the month and in severe pain.
During this time, I was so grateful for my two volunteers who visited regardless of the mess I found myself in. I was in a dark place, but their visits brought sunshine, happiness and smiles. I think laughing was a bit too much to expect, but for a couple of hours every week, I was immersed into familiarity and safety. My family visited a few times, but their minds were focused on problem solving and helping me physically. My volunteers afforded me light hearted chit-chat, time to relax, and made me tea and coffee – something I was incapable of doing myself.