Jo Ivens

Brighton & Hove charity CEO

Chief Exec of Brighton & Hove Impetus. We connect people to reduce isolation and improve wellbeing through befriending, mentoring, advocacy, supported volunteering, community navigation, training. www.bh-impetus.org

Loving seeing the world afresh through my two year old's eyes. Nothing is better than watching a gig in a field.

Landed in Brighton from Norfolk via Leicester, London, Melbourne.
Big Charities Are Spoiling Things for Small

Big Charities Are Spoiling Things for Small Ones

Of course I know that 'Charity Does A Good Job' and 'No Governance Concerns At Charity' are not juicy headlines, but what I take from all of this is that it seems that most people writing (and reading?) about charities don't actually know much about charities, about the reality of running a charity, working in a charity, or receiving services or support from a charity.
09/02/2016 18:10 GMT
Mourning on

Mourning on Wheels

A year ago this week our mum died after she lost her third bout with Lymphoma. Today, in her memory, I set off on a 153-mile charity bike ride with one of my sisters, from the London hospital where mum had life-saving treatment in the 1980s to the Norwich hospital where she was cared for at the end of her life.
04/06/2015 17:43 BST