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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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Volunteer Workshops and Wellbeing Activities

Posted on 12th July 2018 by

Volunteers at cafe during wellbeing walk

Your commitment and contribution as a volunteer really makes a difference to our local communities in Brighton & Hove and to our work at Impetus. You already do so much, for which we are grateful, but we are also inviting you to get involved, socialise with others and have fun with us at our Volunteer Workshops and Wellbeing workshops.

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Welcome our new Fundraising Manager, Karen Hunter

Posted on 12th July 2018 by

Karen Hunter

Hello everyone, I’m delighted to join Brighton & Hove Impetus as Fundraising Manager. I’m inspired by our volunteer-led charity blazing a trail for people-power; connecting people to reduce isolation and improve health and wellbeing by providing invaluable community support services across Brighton & Hove.

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Tackling Loneliness & Isolation: Dialogue Society and Fellowship Educational Society’s annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Posted on 12th July 2018 by

Mahmut Gunaydin speaking

Brighton & Hove Impetus were delighted to be asked to attend the annual Dialogue Society and Fellowship Educational Society’s community Ramadan Iftar Dinner, Sunday 3 June, as one their charities of the year. The event, breaking fast during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, was held to promote peace, harmony, diversity and mutual understanding.

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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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Harnessing the power of neighbourly goodwill for 20 years!

Posted on 3rd May 2018 by

NCS 20 years logo

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.

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Being stuck indoors and other stories (Leila, part 1)

Posted on 1st May 2018 by

Leila

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.

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Casserole Club: connecting neighbours over delicious home-cooked food

Posted on 22nd March 2018 by

Casserole Club banner

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.

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Good News about GoodGym

Posted on 22nd March 2018 by

Good Gym logo blog

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.

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The Washing Up – special performance for Impetus volunteers

Posted on 19th March 2018 by

Washing Up performers

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.

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