Coronavirus

Whilst we need to restrict how much we socialise we’re still very much here to help.

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.

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

Held in venues across Brighton and Hove the AWF 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 AWF 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

Creative Ageing Conference in Munich

Creative Ageing Conference in Munich

A presentation on our Ageing Well Festival received a great response when it was given by Caroline Ridley and Louise Peim at the Creative Ageing Conference in Munich this week. The conference was the final event of a two-year programme in which ideas and good practice...

Launch of the BHCC Active For Life Consultation

Launch of the BHCC Active For Life Consultation

Our CEO Caroline Ridley was invited to talk at the launch of the BHCC Active For Life consultation on 4th May. Caroline spoke on the value of keeping active as we age, highlighting examples from older people who have used our services at The Hop 50+ and through our...

Trustee Recruitment

Impact is looking to recruit three more people to join our longer standing Board of Trustees. Being a trustee is a great way to: support a cause you believe in; develop new skills; enhance your CV; work with a wide range of people; gain work experience, and give...

Creative Ageing Conference in Munich

Creative Ageing Conference in Munich

A presentation on our Ageing Well Festival received a great response when it was given by Caroline Ridley and Louise Peim at the Creative Ageing Conference in Munich this week. The conference was the final event of a two-year programme in which ideas and good practice...

Launch of the BHCC Active For Life Consultation

Launch of the BHCC Active For Life Consultation

Our CEO Caroline Ridley was invited to talk at the launch of the BHCC Active For Life consultation on 4th May. Caroline spoke on the value of keeping active as we age, highlighting examples from older people who have used our services at The Hop 50+ and through our...

Trustee Recruitment

Impact is looking to recruit three more people to join our longer standing Board of Trustees. Being a trustee is a great way to: support a cause you believe in; develop new skills; enhance your CV; work with a wide range of people; gain work experience, and give...

Volunteer Advocate Awarded MBE

We are delighted to share the news that one of our Impact Advocacy volunteers has been awarded an MBE. Martin Phillips has been a Volunteer Advocate with us for over six years. His dedication and commitment to issue based Advocacy has been unwavering and we are...