Helping Sussex people lead healthy and fulfilling lives

From social activities or after school care to advocacy or counselling, employment support or housing we support people of all ages.

Established 40 years ago, Impact Initiatives aims to give individuals and communities the support they need to improve their quality of life and feel a part of a wider community.

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CHILDREN & YOUNGER PEOPLE

Giving children and young people safe places where they can get the support they need to thrive, gain skills, meet others, have some fun and positively move on in their lives.

ADULTS & OLDER PEOPLE

Giving adults and older people the support they need to find employment, have their voices heard or to find a place to go for good food and company, a focus to the week and keep happy and healthy.

OPF is held each year around 1st October, the UN International Day of Older Persons

Held in venues across Brighton and Hove the OPF is a two week festival of celebrations and events for  people aged 50+ . A packed programme aims to  inspire people to get out and about and enjoy being part of the wonderful City. Each year it brings a fabulous mix of  familiar  favourites alongside new and exciting opportunities to try out and take part in. The OPF aims to offer our ever-increasing number of older people a fantastic two weeks,  to leave them with some great memories.

How we've helped

“The reason I come here is because of the food, if I couldn’t have anything here I don’t know if I’d eat”

YPC Service User

How we've helped

“My advocate came to a meeting with my social worker and helped me say everything I wanted”

Beth, Advocacy Partner

How we've helped

“After talking to staff at the drop ins, I am now more confident applying for jobs and attending interviews”

Kayleigh, YPC Service User

How we've helped

“I have very little confidence regarding work, Workability really helped. My Employment Specialist pushed me out of my comfort zone in a good way.”

Carole, Workability Client

How we've helped

“I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t gone to Stopover. It was the first place ever I could call home and feel safe, and that someone cared about whether I came home or not.”

Chloe, Ex-Stopover Resident

How we've helped

“From the changes I’ve made, I feel that I’ve grown in confidence and am making decisions on my own. I feel more aware and I’m now taking control for myself”

Mary, Health Coaching Client

How we've helped

“I love coming to WASP; there is always loads to eat and we never get shouted at. We have to stick to the rules and, mostly, we do. Garry always asks me if I have done well at school today”

Dan, Aged 9

How we've helped

“Thanks to the exercise classes and the good food, I am fitter and healthier than I have been for years”

Irene, Hop 50+

LATEST NEWS

Older People’s Festival 2018 film

The OPF 2018 video is now live! Please click the embedded video below to view. Aiming to build on the success of 2017, we put together a more expansive and wider-reaching Festival for 2018. OPF 2018 was stacked with great events that aimed to highlight and celebrate...

Agenda for Making Tomorrow a Better Day Conference

Following our ‘save the date notification’, we have now finalised the full agenda for the Making Tomorrow a Better Day Conference on November 13th at the University of Sussex Conference Centre. You can download a copy of this agenda here: Click here to download the...

Older People’s Festival 2018 film

The OPF 2018 video is now live! Please click the embedded video below to view. Aiming to build on the success of 2017, we put together a more expansive and wider-reaching Festival for 2018. OPF 2018 was stacked with great events that aimed to highlight and celebrate...

Agenda for Making Tomorrow a Better Day Conference

Following our ‘save the date notification’, we have now finalised the full agenda for the Making Tomorrow a Better Day Conference on November 13th at the University of Sussex Conference Centre. You can download a copy of this agenda here: Click here to download the...

VIDEO: Older People’s Festival 2017

Check out this video below which includes highlights from last year’s Older People’s Festival: facebooktwitterinstagram 01273 322940  |  info@impact-initiatives.org.uk  |  www.impact-initiatives.org.uk Impact Initiatives, 19 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XA OPF 2017...