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Sussex Cricket in the Community supporting local charities - Impact Initiatives

Sussex County Cricket Club are pleased to support the work that Impact Initiatives have been doing in Sussex with a cheque for £435. Working to support local people and communities in Sussex over the last 35 years, Impact initiatives help people of all ages to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

They run services aimed at supporting all age groups, including those listed below:

• Stopover – supported housing for young women who have suffered abuse
• Young People’s Centre – providing advice, support, counselling, and hot meals in a safe space,
• Centres for older people in Hove, Steyning and Coldean which provide a cafe and activities to improve wellbeing, teach new skills and provide a space for good food and company,
• Employment support service called Workability to help adults with disabilities, substance misuse issues or caring responsibilities into training, volunteering, or paid work which matches their skills.
• An Advocacy service which ensures people with learning difficulties acquired brain injuries Aspergers or disabilities have a voice in important issues in their lives. These include where they live, their money or relationships.

Impact initiatives are now working on a new project alongside the Henfield Community Partnership to save and refurbish the Henfield Day Centre.

The Centre was faced with closure when the community stepped in and asked Impact Initiatives to help them. Thanks to this partnership the centre has been saved and is undergoing a refurbishment. Once opened it will be used by over 200 older people and include a specialist service three days each week for people with dementia.

The centre will have a café, a range of interest groups and activities, minibus trips, carers support and hearing tests and advice from Action for Deafness.

Caroline Ridley from Impact Initiatives said ‘we are really excited about this donation, we have worked hard to raise funds for the essential refurbishment but this will make sure we can buy additional equipment we couldn’t otherwise afford’

For more information about Impact Initiatives please visit their website here