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

Carers Week 2017

A carer’s story ... I suppose what struck me first, was that I hadn’t realised I’d become a carer!  I’d always supported my parents, but when my dad developed vascular dementia, I just found myself doing more, helping out with hospital appointments, being at home so...

The Hop 50+ Minibus Appeal

We need your help to secure funding for a much needed minibus at The Hop50+, so we can continue to provide services for isolated older people in Hove. To find out more about The Hop 50+, and to vote, please visit The Hop50+ Minibus Appeal page here:...

Older People’s Festival 2016

Two weeks of eclectic celebrations and events for people aged 50+. International Older People’s Day is October 1st. To celebrate this year we will be bringing the first Brighton and Hove Older People’s Festival. This  will build on the success of previous years events...

Digital Champion offers free IT support at The Larches Cafe

The Larches Cafe in Coldean is offering free IT support and mentoring on Monday 14th March, from 9.00am until midday. The session is part of a 'One Digital' collaborative programme to help thousands of people across the UK to get online. One Digital is a unique...

The biggest blanket in Steyning

Service users at the Dingemans Centre & Cafe, Steyning, have spent the last five months knitting a large blanket which is being donated to The Salvation Army. The project began back in September with Gill and Christine, two volunteers at Dingemans, taking the lead...

Changes to activities at the Hop this Feb

The Hop50+ will be closed from 15th February until 22nd February to allow for essential works to be carried out at the centre. During this time group activities and trips will still take place at a number of different venues across Brighton & Hove. Brighton &...