May Muddles (Leila, part 2)Posted on 7th June 2018 by Seb Feast
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.
Harnessing the power of neighbourly goodwill for 20 years!Posted on 3rd May 2018 by Toni Slater
We are celebrating 20 years running our Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS), the neighbour to neighbour support scheme helping older people and people with physical disabilities and their carers.
Since May 1998, Sean de Podesta has been leading the team of staff and volunteers, making vital connections to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing. In this blog, he quotes from part of the conclusion of the first annual report (entitled Just What the Doctor Ordered) he wrote for the Neighbourhood Care Scheme in May 1999.
Being stuck indoors and other stories (Leila, part 1)Posted on 1st May 2018 by Toni Slater
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.
In this first blog of a regular series, she shares her thoughts and experiences of the last couple of months, March and April 2018.
Casserole Club: connecting neighbours over delicious home-cooked foodPosted on 22nd March 2018 by Toni Slater
The Casserole Club is organised in partnership with Impetus, Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and Bright Dials. Volunteers share extra portions of home-cooked food with people in their area who aren’t always able to cook for themselves. The Cooks share food once a week, once a month, or whenever works best for them.
Good News about GoodGymPosted on 22nd March 2018 by Toni Slater
What is GoodGym?
GoodGym runners want a reason to go running. As part of their runs, they make friendly, weekly visits to older people (60+) who feel isolated or lonely and that would benefit from an extra visitor.
The Washing Up – special performance for Impetus volunteersPosted on 19th March 2018 by Toni Slater
A special ‘dress rehearsal’ performance of The Washing Up will be presented for Impetus supporters and volunteers, the Hangleton Community Centre, 14 May, 2-3pm. There will be an opportunity to share your own washing up stories and final performances will be part of Your Place during the Brighton Festival.
Impetus supporters: Feet on and off the ground!Posted on 19th March 2018 by Toni Slater
Massive thanks and congratulations to our three The Grand Brighton Half Marathon 2018 runners; Chloe Thomas, Neil Ponsford and Sam Baars. They braved the freezing temperatures amongst 8,000 other runners, keeping their feet firmly on the ground, on Sunday 25 February.
They all smashed their fundraising targets; Neil raising £380 and Chloe and Sam raising a spookily similar amount – £325.50 and £325 respectively.
Brighton’s Biggest Roast, Brighton Youth Centre, 8 April: 1-3pmPosted on 19th March 2018 by Toni Slater
This event is being hosted by Impetus, Brighton Sunday Roast Club and Brighton Casserole Club, in collaboration with Russell Tisbury of The Ladies Mile pub. It is sponsored by First Base, the property consortium.
Those in need of a hot meal and some company in the Queen’s Park/Edward Street, BN2 area are invited, including our Neighbourhood Scheme members and those looking to become a Brighton Casserole Club chef. A choice of chicken, beef or vegetarian roast dinner will be offered.
Data Protection: GDPR and what it meansPosted on 19th March 2018 by Toni Slater
You may have heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into force on 25 May this year. It replaces the Data Protection Act (DPA, 1998) and means that control and ownership of data will be given back to you.
The principles of GDPR are what we and other similar organisations already strive to adhere to; however, from 25 May it will be enforced with much more severe penalties for breaches of personal data (i.e. collecting and sharing anything that could be used to identify you, such as your name or email address).
Befriending Links: LGBT & BAME community servicesPosted on 19th March 2018 by Toni Slater
We are working in partnership with local groups to engage older people from the BAME and LGBT communities in Brighton & Hove, to deliver trusted, inclusive befriending services across the city.
This is part of our first year’s engagement work with Befriending Links, funded by the Council’s Third Sector Investment Programme (TSIP).