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August was a busy time for our Podcast team, we were really lucky to interview 2 amazing people. Firstly, we had a chat to Frank Turner at Powderham Castle; he gave a unique insight into the music industry. Secondly, we got to chat to Claire Winters Deputy Director of Somerset Children’s Social Care; we interviewed Claire with H one of our young people. It was a great opportunity to chat about the developments of Somerset and some awesome questions fro H!

August Team Members of the Month

We have 3 new team members of the month, Tom from Luton Lane Farm, Shane from Holly Farm and Paul from Property Services. All have demonstrated the ethos and commitment to Impact philosophies. Well done folks.

Registered with Ofsted

A massive woo-hoo to Hayz who became an official Registered Manager this month. Well done, so excited about watching your carer grow!

August Move it minute champions

August saw a change of face for the team incentives! A massive congratulations to Sam and Chloe for getting the most “move-it minutes” with our young people. Well done guys and gals enjoy your trip to Haven Banks.

Sports Day

We had a totally awesome day at our first Annual Sports Day and Dog Show. Young people, team members, family and friends all came to join in on the fun! After rigorous contests between Luton Lane Farm, Holly Farm and Property Services; Luton Lane Farm became Impact 2019 Champions.

The whole day managed to raise a wonderful £84 for our charity Dogs Helping Kids.

July Team Members of the Month

 

Massive congratulations to Hayley from Luton Lane Farm, Russell from Holly Farm and Jon from Property Services who were nominated for Team Member of the Month. They demonstrated the skills and qualities of the IMPACT philosophy. Well done.

Eco Shop

Our eco shop is now up and running, this provides the facilities for our homes to reduce wastage and their impact on the environment. We have all homely and toiletry products available for our homes. #impactdoeseco

Deputy Managers.

We would like to say congratulations to Katie and Shane who have successfully interviewed and been appointed as Deputy Managers at Holly Farm.

Charity 2019-2020

We are pleased to announce our charity 2019-2020 is Dogs Helping Kids. This wonderful micro charity is run solely by volunteers! We can’t wait to start raising much needed funds and helping where we can.

We are recruiting

We are looking for totally awesome people to join our totally awesome teams!

Check out our jobs on indeed.

Are you:

  • Innovative
  • value high Morale
  • understand Pay it forward ethos
  • have high Aspirations
  • have a social Conscious
  • have inTegrity as a core trait

Come join us!

https://www.indeedjobs.com/impact-for-change-30aaf97/jobs

Registered Manager

Impact for Change would like to say a massive welcome to Dan Walker, who has joined the team to lead and develop our third home. He has extensive knowledge and skills within residential childcare, having worked in the public and private sector. He is an awesome addition to the Impact for Change family.

Guess who was on the big screen at Muse!

One of our Deputy Manager’s, Martyn was caught live on the big screen at Muse last week in Bristol!

Caution Seriously Good Read by Ben Ashcroft

Impact for Change has purchased these amazing books by Ben Ashcroft. A series of poems and short stories from his experiences in care and living on the streets. We are giving them to all our team members for first hand insight.

White Trash New Single

We are really lucky to have Al Kershaw as a member of our team. He is a totally awesome team member and an amazing musician. His band White Trash’s new single “You’re not the only one” is out- Check it out its amazing.

May Activity Incentive Winners

Matthew from Luton Lane Farm and Russell from Holly Farm clocked up the most move-it minutes with our young people. Result, a day at Haven banks! Well done guys.

250 Member

We are proud to become a 250 member supporting Surfers Against Sewage.

Amber Event. May 2019

In May Impact for Change, with the help and support of Haven Banks hit the water for charity. 19 people, ranging from 11-67 paddled from Exeter to Exmouth completing over 9 miles. This was our first charity event of this scale and we raised over £1050 for this amazing local charity supporting vulnerable at risk young adults. Mark and I are extremely proud of how successful this was and the effort all those who took part invested into this. Massive thank you all round.

 

Nutrition, Activity and Wellbeing Initiative. May 2019

May sees the start of our Nutrition, Activity and Wellbeing initiative. This initiative includes partnership working with a nutritionist and personal trainer, incentives for “move-it”minutes for young people and team members. We are really excited about making steps to improve the health and wellbeing of our young people and team members.

Fundraising

We are desperately trying to reach our target for our 9 mile sponsorship event for The Amber Foundation. Please click the button on the home page to donate, if you would like any details regarding what this wonderful charity does to support young adults give us a call.

 

Our first news article

Massive thanks to The Exeter Daily for publishing our first news article!

 

https://www.theexeterdaily.co.uk/news/business-daily/local-business-raises-money-cancer-charity

Working with Amber

The Amber Foundation kindly donated a team to help at home 3, learning new skills from the Property Services team. Great day had by all, thank you. Dont forget our water event if you haven’t already donated to this wonderful charity please do so.

 

Child Development and Attachment

What a beautiful place to facilitate our one day Child Development and Attachment course yesterday. An amazing group of people we are really looking forward to watching the services and individuals grow.

Registered Manager

We would like to say a massive welcome to Hayz Lynch our new Manager at our Crisis Provision. This is the first Registered Manager position for Hayz and she is doing exceptionally well, excelling in the challenge that the role presents.

She has a desire to learn and is embedding her learning to her awesome enthusiastic team.

Registered Manager

We would like to say a warm welcome to John Blake. Who has returned to residential care after a four year break to lead the Holly Farm team, prior to his break he worked in residential management for over 15 years. His enthusiasm and calmness will compliment and support the teams growth and development.

New Team Member

We would like to say a massive welcome to Charlene, who has joined the Holly Farm team this month. She has huge experience in early years care and will be a great asset in delivering attachment led practice throughout the service.

 

Training

In April, Katie Hawes and Matthew Middlemiss attended the AQA coordinator course in London. This is a great asset to the homes they will be driving AQA accreditation for the young people they work with.

Sam Williams attended an Introduction to Music Therapy course in Wales, this is a great start to his education as a music therapist. Sam will be driving music therapy within Impact for Change and the young people we care for.

 

 

Amber Challenge

In April, the team started their training for the 9 mile Exeter-Exmouth challenge in May 2019 for the Amber Foundation. Please give generously to this worth while and necessary local charity.

 

10,000 Steps

In March the team completed the 10,000 challenge and raised a staggering £585 for Cancer Research and Impact for Change matched this and gave £585 to Force a local charity in Exeter supporting those affected by cancer. Well done Shane, Russell, Clare, Amara (10) and Rhea (9) who walked over an amazing 940 miles! And a massive shout out to Les Leach, Impact for Change Property Services Manager who kicked cancer’s arse last year!!

Amber Foundation

In May 2019, the team and young people are participating in a sponsored kayak from Exeter to Exmouth for the Amber Foundation. A wonderful charity that support vulnerable young adults who are homeless and unemployed get back on their feet. They can support over 60 young adults throughout the year but need to raise £5000 per resident to keep going. A large number of residents are ex-looked after young people. We are aiming to raise £5000 so please help!

 

 

10,000 Steps

March 2019: Impact for Change are completing the 10,000 steps challenge for Cancer Research. Team members and young people are joining us to raise money for this charity. The money we raise for Cancer Research, Impact for Change will gift the same amount to Force Charity, a local cancer charity that supported one of the team last year.

Its not too late to donate:

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/impact-for-change-walks-over-cancer

10,000 Steps

In March the team completed the 10,000 steps challenge raising a staggering £555 for Cancer Research UK. Impact for Change are matching the funds raised and giving £555 to Force in Exeter a wonderful local cancer charity. Massive shout out to all those who sponsored and participated to this success!
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