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Neighbourhood Care Scheme 20th Anniversary

Posted on 19th March 2018 by

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We’re excited to announce the upcoming 20th anniversary of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS). In May this year, the good neighbour befriending scheme run by Impetus will have been making connections between neighbours for two whole decades.

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Volunteers needed to help improve wellbeing in Brighton and Hove

Posted on 19th March 2018 by

The nationally-recognised charity Brighton & Hove Impetus is recruiting more volunteers for their Community Navigation service, linked to GP practices across the city.

The volunteer Community Navigators help people improve wellbeing and reduce isolation by connecting them with services and activities in their local community.

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Brighton Half Marathon: Running for a cause

Posted on 17th February 2018 by

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“Running is my thing,” says Chloe. An Advocate for Brighton & Hove Impetus, she is taking on The Grand Brighton Half Marathon next Sunday, 25 February, and raising funds for the charity.

The Brighton Half is one of the UK’s most popular races and is celebrating its 28th year in 2018. One of the first major halfs in the running calendar, it is now also one of the largest running events in the south east, with its iconic finish along the seafront on Madeira Drive.

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Brighton Marathon: Join our team!

Posted on 18th January 2018 by

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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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Coffee Companions

Posted on 14th December 2017 by

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One of our volunteers is setting up a Coffee Companions group. Participants use Chat Mats to let other people know if they would like some company with their cup of coffee. It is an easy way to make conversation and meet new friends.

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Still need to do your Christmas shopping online? Why not Give as You Live?

Posted on 14th December 2017 by

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Still got Christmas shopping to do? Give as you Live is a free application that allows you to shop online and help raise money for charity. You don’t pay any extra for the items you would normally buy, but a portion of each purchase will come to us at Brighton & Hove Impetus. Discount voucher codes are also available for John Lewis, M&S, Amazon and Etsy.

Sign up today and help us raise money to help us to connect with more people in Brighton & Hove to reduce isolation and improve wellbeing.

Christmas Food for Thought

Posted on 14th December 2017 by

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Christmas brings with it a sense of both excitement and anxiety – in my case, anxiety about collating reports and completing tasks before going on leave over the holiday.

Fortunately, this work has its positive side. The comments and glimpsed stories in volunteer reports, and in our autumn survey of both volunteers and scheme members, reflect a huge amount of activity and provide a glimpse of people’s lives that is cumulatively very moving.

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Connect 4 Loneliness Campaign – update

Posted on 14th December 2017 by

Our Connect 4 Loneliness Campaign continues into January so there’s still time to get involved! We’ve had a great time at our events so far, here’s just a selection of pics:

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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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