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Morning Carol Service

Posted on 5th December 2018 by

Christmas image, snow and red trees

Do you know someone, or are you sight impaired or disabled and do not like going out after dark in Winter?

Come and join St Richards’ Carol Service on behalf of Brighton & Hove Impetus:

• Friday 14th December 2018
• St Richards Church, Egmont Road, Hove BN3 7FP
• Doors open 10:00 a.m., service starts 10:15 a.m.
• Large print carol sheets will be available if required
• Tea, coffee and biscuits to be served after the service

If you require transport please call 01273 775888

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Holidays (Leila, part 4)

Posted on 4th October 2018 by

bty

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. Her current volunteer has been visiting her weekly since just before Christmas 2017. Here’s the fourth entry in her regular series, where she shares her thoughts and experiences of the last month.

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Staff blog: Beth, Advocate

Posted on 30th August 2018 by

Beth Morgan

Beth Morgan, Advocate, talks about her role at Impetus.

“It can be a very overwhelming and confusing time, so some people need additional support to be able to fully participate.”

I am an Independent Advocate in the Interact service here at Impetus. I mainly work with parents with learning disabilities who are going through Child Protection Proceedings — this is where Social Services have concerns about the client’s ability to parent their child and are therefore carrying out a risk assessment. It can be a very overwhelming and confusing time, so some people need additional support to be able to fully participate. That’s where Interact comes in.

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Reflections of a Summer Past (Leila, part 3)

Posted on 1st August 2018 by

bty

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. Her current volunteer has been visiting her weekly since just before Christmas 2017. Here’s the third entry in her regular series, where she shares her thoughts and experiences of the last month — in this case, two.

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Connecting with Nature – Impetus Away Day 2018

Posted on 19th July 2018 by

Impetus staff under a tree

Earlier this week, Impetus staff ventured into the South Downs for our Away Day. The day was guided by The Grow Project — specifically, directors Jo Wren and Julie Wright — which runs a variety of courses about getting outdoors, reconnecting with nature and improving wellbeing.

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May Muddles (Leila, part 2)

Posted on 7th June 2018 by

bty

Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. Her current volunteer has been visiting her weekly since just before Christmas 2017. Here’s the second entry in her regular series, where she shares her thoughts and experiences of the last month.

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Brighton Marathon: Join our team!

Posted on 18th January 2018 by

marathon runners

If you’re a runner, new or seasoned, and want a challenge for 2018 – why not join Team Impetus for the Brighton Marathon?

The Brighton Marathon – Sunday 15 April 2018 – is a popular fixture in the running calendar. It’s a fast and flat course taking runners through the City and along the coast, taking in stunning views of the South Downs.

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Resource for Independent Advocates working with Parents with Learning Disabilities: A Roadmap for a Complex Journey

Posted on 27th November 2017 by

  • Do you advocate for parents with learning disabilities?
  • Do you know what their rights are?
  • Do you feel confident that those rights are being respected?
  • On Wednesday 22 November, at the Learning Disability Today Conference at the ILEC Conference Centre in Fulham, London, Brighton & Hove Impetus launched a new FREE Resource to help advocates use the law to ensure their client’s needs are met and rights respected.

    This is not a guide on how to work with people with learning disabilities but a roadmap for a complex journey, funded by the Baring Foundation.

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    Steve’s Story

    Posted on 9th November 2017 by
    '40 Shillings On The Drum' band

    Me and the band want to give something back and raise awareness of the issue of loneliness and social isolation.

    Brighton band ’40 Shillings On The Drum’ is supporting the Connect 4 Loneliness Campaign. Winners of Churchill Square’s Busk Stop competition last summer, the five-piece folk-rock band ooze positivity with their songs of life, love and friendship. While passionately believing in the benefits of being socially connected, they’re hoping to also raise awareness of the issue of loneliness which affects many and help raise money for Impetus.

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    The Neighbourhood Care Scheme is coming to Westdene!

    Posted on 21st August 2017 by
    Befriender and volunteer out for dinner

    NCS volunteers become friends with an isolated person living nearby, visiting them at home for a chat and a cup of tea – some people even visit a local café together or go out for short walks

    Do you know someone who is isolated and would benefit from a volunteer befriender?

    Do you know someone who would like to become a volunteer befriender?

    Just 1 hour a week can make a real difference to someone’s life.

    Come talk to us about what we do over refreshments at
    The Barn, Westdene Green, 49 Dene Vale, BN1 5ED

    Wednesday 13th September 6-8 pm
    or
    Thursday 14th September 10-12 or 2-4 pm

    We look forward to meeting you.

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