Not No OnePosted on 18th November 2016 by Sean de Podesta
Last month, in the space of a week, I dealt with five situations that really brought home to me the fact there are many people without close family or friends who have no one actively looking out for them as they struggle with frailty, depression and illness. This absence was a powerful factor as any physical illness in reducing their resilience and increasing the stress and anxiety — and loneliness — of their difficult lives.
In fact, in all these cases, the individuals did have someone — volunteers from the Neighbourhood Care Scheme. Here, briefly are some of the situations.
Neighbourhood Care Scheme expands into Moulsecoomb and BevendeanPosted on 3rd November 2016 by Danielle Alkiner-Aplin
One in nine households in the Moulsecoomb area is inhabited by someone over 65 who lives alone
The Neighbourhood Care Scheme is delighted to announce that its award-winning befriending service is now available to the residents of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean. With recent statistics showing that the Moulsecoomb area has a higher than average percentage of older people living alone, this expansion feels all the more important.
Mining Gold – NCS on Volunteers’ WeekPosted on 2nd June 2014 by Sean de Podesta
In 2008, at the end of our Big Lottery Funding, the Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS) in collaboration with the Health and Social Policy Research Centre at the University of Brighton held a conference on “You, Me, Us: Neighbours, Communities and Care”. Here is part of my welcome address for the conference:
Volunteer Policy and the 3R promisePosted on 11th June 2013 by David Botibol
So many new mentors!Posted on 9th November 2010 by hendrickx1
I am overwhelmed by the number of enquiries from people wishing to become mentors with ASpire – 14 in the last 3 weeks. Our next training session should be full to the brim with aspiring Aspirers and I’m very much looking forward to working with them all.
We Need You!!Posted on 27th October 2010 by hendrickx1
I’m new in post as Project Leader at ASpire, although I have been with the project in various guises for the 5 years of its operation. Outside of ASpire, I have written a number of books on Asperger syndrome and deliver training across the country to increase understanding of autism and Asperger syndrome.
Impetus PoliciesPosted on 7th April 2010 by David Botibol
Impetus Volunteer PolicyPosted on 12th March 2010 by David Botibol
Impetus has for some time had a Volunteer Policy. It relies upon the same Grievance Procedure, Disciplinary Procedure and Capability Procedure as were written for staff. Staff are governed by employment relations law, whereas volunteers are not. To keep up with changes in the law, the Grievance Procedure and Disciplinary Procedure need changing.