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Road safety week 2015

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, involving thousands of schools, organisations and community groups every year. Set up in 1997, the event is coordinated annually by Brake each November, and aims to encourage grassroots action on road safety and raise awareness about the part we can all play in preventing tragedies […]

Autism Teaching Company

Our very good friends at the Autism Teaching Company tell us “The Autism Teaching Company was established to meet the needs of individuals with autism and those who teach and care for them. We recognised a growing need to provide a responsive and cohesive service. Our teaching team are all experienced professionals who have a […]

Anti bullying week November 16th – 20th

This year Anti-Bullying Week is from 16th – 20th November and is supported by Barclays. The theme is ‘Make a Noise about bullying’. The key aim is to encourage children and young people to make a noise about bullying, whether it’s happening to them or to someone else, face-to-face or online. 30% of 6 – […]

Alert a first aider via the GoodSam app – download it now

The  GoodSAM scheme alerts nearby registered first aiders of an emergency situation and also will contact the emergency services once it is activated.  It works through an App which can be downloaded here and can alert qualified help in a life threatening emergency situation where every second counts. Find out more about the scheme here and watch […]

Mary Anne’s cycle challenge

Our friend (and ex I.M.P.S. trainer) Mary Anne successfully completed the Ride London Surrey cycle challenge and raised over £700 for Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. This sponsorship will be used to fund future I.M.P.S. visits for schools in Witney which is Mary Anne’s home town. Mary Anne said “this photograph is taken from Admiralty Arch end of […]

Smiffy’s Ride London Day 2015

My Ride London day started at 03.45 by loading up my bike onto my sisters car, and setting off towards the Capital. I was to be dropped off, some 5 miles away from the start, at a pre-determined location. I had no idea where I was, and simply followed the hundreds of other riders, who […]

Disaster strikes on a short bike ride

Carolyn has shared this story with us to reinforce the message about wearing a cycle helmet even for short journeys. “I left my home at 08:55am on a Sunday morning to travel to church on my bike which is a 3 minute journey. In a rush as usual I wrapped the bike lock around the stem […]

De Montfort nominated for an award

The De Montfort University School of Nursing and Midwifery I.M.P.S. project for nursing students was nominated in the community engagement category of the Vice Chancellor awards for staff and projects/developments. Helena Dunbar and Bernie Waldron who developed the project at De Montfort said “Although we didn’t win we were thrilled that our project was recognised.  We had a lovely night […]

Duncan Selbie visits Manchester I.M.P.S.

The Manchester I.M.P.S. team was treated to a VIP visit when the Chief Executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie made a special effort to drop in on the department whilst visiting the organisation. Mr Selbie has been interested in the progress of I.M.P.S. and its associated projects (ELFS (Early Learning for Safety) & ORCS (Opportunities […]

Smiffy at Bure Park Primary School Fete

Our very good friend Smiffy says “I attended the Bure Park Primary School Fete on Saturday 13th with my friend and neighbour, Brian Perry, and we spent the entire 3hrs with our bikes on the turbo trainers. We covered 43.2 miles, and were very well supported by all the visitors. Thanks Brian and Becce for helping.” Smiffy […]

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