A charity established by men committed to positive social change through personal development and community building. The organisation was born out of concern at the continuing escalation of self-destructive and anti-social behaviour among young men from every section of society, together with the realisation that any meaningful and sustainable solution entails the reclamation of shared local responsibility. We work in partnership with community leaders, local authorities, educationalists, health professionals and all service providers who are seeking an effective way to engage and marshal the energy of male youth.
BHT’s Access to Work project supports people to get ready for work. It includes a valuable opportunity to gain experience working with a business. The project works with people who live in supported accommodation or who receive a floating support service who are motivated to increase their employability skills.
BHT’s Accommodation for Work project aims to help homeless people off the streets and into employment and independent accommodation. Working with people who feel they are ready to make a positive change and move their lives forward, the project offers temporary shared accommodation and support with work and learning.
Provide caring services for communities and vulnerable people in Brighton & Hove so they can have more independence and control over their lives. The service works in partnership with health organisations, the police, private and voluntary agencies.
Life saving support for the homeless. Outreach teams are on the streets in the evenings seeking to meet the basic needs of those who are homeless and sleeping rough. Drop in centre 4 days a week providing specific care, including help with housing, benefits and addiction issues.
Arch Health CIC is social enterprise, set up by clinicians and professionals of Brighton & Hove to address the health needs of vulnerable and homeless people in the city. It runs the Morley Street Surgery and the homeless health engagement service for Brighton & Hove.
Support adults with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism and their parents, partners or carers by providing advice, information, resources, education, social inclusion, volunteering opportunities and support to improve wellbeing and reduce isolation.
To provide a city wide coordinating group on all issues relating to housing and to fight for, represent, and support the interests of Council tenants and leaseholders, private renters, those involved in community led housing, and those seeking housing who are in temporary & emergency accommodation or are homeless
Wideranging support tackling many areas of homelessness, housing support, health, addiction, employment and advice – see website for details. Covers Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, with some additional services in Wealden and Lewes districts, as well as elsewhere in Sussex.
BHT’s Brighton Advice Centre works throughout Brighton & Hove and provides Specialist Housing Advice, Court Duty Scheme, Webcam Advice Service and Immigration Legal Service for those entitled to legal aid. See website for eligibilty criteria.
Threshold provides support to women with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, post-traumatic stress, chronic low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, parenting issues, birth trauma and perinatal depression.
Big Fig deliver exceptional catering whilst also creating positive social outcomes. Profit is reinvested to teach people with barriers to work to cook healthy food, learn skills, gain qualifications and get into a career in catering.
The Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership offer a drop in service for refugees and asylum seekers. It is a great opportunity to meet other refugees and migrants, seek welfare benefits and advice, and help to apply for documents such as naturalisation and travel. Information about hate crimes is also available.
Brighthelm is a well established, values-driven organisation based in a purpose-built location just two minutes from Brighton Station in the heart of the North Laine and is a hub for many community activities.
Uses education in a supportive learning environment to help people with mental health challenges become experts in their own self-care and recovery. Courses are co-produced and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges and people who have gained experience through training or work. They range from one-day workshops to eight week courses, on subjects including ‘Managing Depression’, ‘Work and Wellbeing’, ‘Returning to Learning’ and 'Wellbeing in the Wild for Men'.
There is no need to be a registered patient with Brighton Station Health Centre to use our walk-in service, it is available to everyone in Brighton and Hove. Our walk-in service offers treatment, information and advice for a range of minor illnesses and injuries. It’s open every day 8am-8pm, including bank holidays.
Brighton YMCA’s mission is to house and, where possible, resettle homeless men and women of all ages. We wish to provide best opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential and eventually move on towards independent living.
A hub of activity open to all Young People between 5–19, with a focus on the 13–19 age group. The centre is a registered charity and offers a varied programme of events, activities and support for young people. We also hire out spaces for other groups to use and work in partnership with many different projects that support a wide range of young people, including young people with disabilities, young carers, young offenders, young parents and homeless young people.
A welcoming, supportive and vibrant environment, providing wholesome food and beverages. Making recovery from substance misuse visible in the wider community, bringing it out of services and offering a focal point for whole city recovery.
Provides support for vulnerable people in the local community, aiming to improve and maintain well-being through the use of nature-based and horticultural therapies, mindfulness and practical activities.
If you're young and worried you might be homeless - the Centrepoint Helpline is here for you. We offer advice to anyone in England aged 16-25. We also offer advice to people worried about a young person they know. Call us free on 0808 800 0661 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or contact us online and we'll get back to you.
For family and friends of people with mental health difficulties. Do you support someone with a mental health difficulty? If so we can offer you 1-2-1 support appointments. We run action/social groups and offer training/workshops/events/speakers. Located in the The Vallance Centre, Unit 2.
A team that exists to help individuals and families in times of crisis with food, home start up packs, and fuel payments. The team also signpost clients to other agencies that can help keep them out of times of crisis. A referreal is required. Contact http://bucfp.org/
The only drop-in service providing all-round information, advice and support (including crisis support) to homeless young people (aged 16-25) in Brighton & Hove. Our centre in Wedlock House is open 6 days a week.
Brighton, Hove and Sussex Cocaine Anonymous welcomes anyone with a drug or alcohol problem and offers a solution. Cocaine Anonymous’ Twelve Steps are not drug-specific, and Cocaine Anonymous is not a drug-specific fellowship. Various locations, see website.
Provides short-term, flexible support for people with mental health challenges in Brighton and Hove, supporting you to find out about, and access, activities in your local community that you're interested in.
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness. We offer classes, training, help and advice with applying for jobs and much more in our Skylight centres. Nearest Centre to Brighton is Croydon.
Local passionate people providing food, practical and spiritual support, where feasible, to the homeless and needy in Brighton and the surrounding area. Crossover Brighton run a charity shop / community centre on London Road.
Wednesday mornings at Community Base. First timers, get there for 10am for a one to one chat to see if group is suitable. The group session then starts from 11am. You have to attend regularly. Also available in Lewes and Eastbourne, call 01323 642942.
Doctors of the World UK empowers excluded and undocumented people to access healthcare at home and abroad. The Brighton Clinic has now been closed due to funding cuts, for advice contact the London clinic on the number below.
The Drug and Alcohol Outreach Team operates as part of the Pavilions integrated Adult Drug & Alcohol Service for Brighton & Hove. The service provides assertive outreach and engagement, working with the street community to address substance use related issues.
First Base offers a range of services to support people who are sleeping rough or insecurely housed in the city, to get off the streets, start realising their aspirations through work, learning and leisure and find a place they can call home.
Friends Centre is the only dedicated adult and community learning centre in Brighton & Hove that provides quality learning programmes for adults to develop their knowledge, skills understanding and creativity in a supportive environment.
Gateway Women’s Centre provides a caring and supportive service for women going through times of difficulty or emotional distress. Trained staff are here to listen and not judge, in a confidential and caring environment.
The Grow Project have been running courses for over 5 years, welcoming people from all over Sussex to get outdoors, reconnect with nature and improve their wellbeing. Actual programme/courses are located at Saddlescombe Farm, Saddlescombe Road (near Brighton), BN45 7DE. Contact Julie on 07504 217445 or Jo on 07557 501557.
Brighton and Hove Young Peoples Outreach service is a floating support service that helps 16-25 year olds who have become homeless and have been given independent accommodation through the council or through children services. Referral required.
Home Works is for you if you are aged 16 to 64 (a single person, a couple or a family), homeless or at risk of losing your home, and need support to live independently. It is a free service which provides flexible and tailored support to prevent homelessness. We work with you to help you keep or access safe and affordable housing that you can call home.
Our Housing Options service works with customers to prevent homelessness, and where this is not possible look at alternative forms of accommodation. Our office hours are 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday. On Wednesdays our drop in service and phone lines are open from 1pm to 5pm.
A drop-in to help those under 26 seeking employment, education or training opportunities. We offer practical support as well as a listening ear and general advice. In2work partners with Bloom on Mondays and Tuesdays at One Church. Bloom is operated by one of our barista apprenticeship graduates, for an open-ended coffee time for people who are interested in doing barista training.
Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard was established in 1975 and is here to listen to, inform and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Brighton & Hove and beyond. Originally a helpline, we now offer much more.
Provides support to adults with Personality Disorders. The service is a 3 way partnership between Sussex Oakleaf, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and Brighton and Hove Mind. The service is open 7 days a week providing daily groups and activities to help members manage their symptoms and learn ways of coping with their emotional intensity. Individual support is also offered through key working sessions. The Lighthouse Recovery Support Service is a professional referral only service with referrals usually being made via Care Coordinators within Community Mental Health Teams.
Love Activists Brighton is an offshoot of the original Love Activists direct action group in London which was born in November 2014. The Love Kitchen takes direct action to redistribute hot drinks, food donations and food surplus to people who are without housing or hungry. The Love Kitchen is set up at the Clock Tower near Churchill Sq every Sunday 1-4pm. Held by volunteers who make up the Love Kitchen Crews which are organised week by week.
Located in the East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre. A Specialist service for people with mental health problems who are homeless or insecurely housed. Offers specialist advice and treatment and support on a range of issues and links people into services they would otherwise have difficulty accessing. Referral required.
Located in the East Brighton Community Mental Health Centre. Mental health services for adults (18-65 years) are provided by staff with specialist skills from both health (NHS) and social care. The Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a partnership of the Children and Young People’s Trust and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. It offers a range of mental health services for younger people.
Mind in Brighton and Hove works to promote good mental health in our city and across Sussex. It seeks to empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community. We were founded in 1967 and since then have developed into a significant provider of mental health services in our City and across Sussex. Mind in Brighton and Hove is affiliated to National Mind, and works with other local services and statutory partners.
We provide advice, information, advocacy, a peer support group programme, peer mentoring, one-to-one online support and a food & allotment project. Please do contact us with any enquiries about any aspect of mental health, we can help you find the support you need.
Money Advice Plus is a registered charity (Money Advice & Community Support Service) based in Brighton & Hove, helping and supporting people experiencing difficulty managing their money or financial affairs. Alongside our face-to-face work with clients in Sussex, we also run a national telephone-based advice service, based in Eastbourne.
Our project isn’t just about gardening. It plays an important part of the social glue that binds communities together, with all types of people, young and old, pupils having problems at school, people with learning difficulties working together in a safe, pleasant and genuinely inclusive environment. We offer horticultural, carpentry, woodland management, cooking, educational and social opportunities to Everyone.
We are a network being developed in Brighton and the surrounding area to facilitate mutual aid between co-operatives, other types of social enterprise, community groups, and other like-minded people, by providing a free platform where mutual aid and support can be more easily achieved through face-to-face meet-ups and online conversations. Our meetings happen on the third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome – please spread the word.
A non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Meetings are held at various times and locations, go to www.ukna.org/meetings/search to find a meeting.
At Nightstop, we believe no young person should sleep in an unsafe place. We do that do by preventing homelessness through community hosting. Volunteer hosts offer young people aged from 16 to 25 with a spare room, a warm meal, a shower & a listening ear - Referral Required through either the Youth Advice Centre, Voices in Exile or Social Services.
At Nightstop, we believe no person should sleep in an unsafe place. We do that do by preventing homelessness through community hosting. Volunteer hosts offer people over 25 with a spare room, a warm meal, a shower & a listening ear - Referral Required through the Housing Options team at Brighton & Hove City Council.
Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) is a substance misuse service for women and families in the heart of Brighton. We exist to support and empower women who have difficulties with drink or drugs to make positive changes in their lives.
There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in the life of our community – whether that’s with what we do inside the church or within the wider community. Whatever your age, your outlook, your background or your beliefs, we hope that there is some way for you to get involved through One Church Brighton. Check out out website for more information.
Pathway's model of integrated care operates within NHS services, bringing together teams of NHS, local authority and voluntary sector professionals to improve healthcare for homeless people. Each team includes a specialist GP, nurses, housing professionals and in some hospitals, Pathway Care Navigators: people who were once homeless who we train to support homeless patients. Justlife manages the Pathway+ project, operating in Brighton and Hove.
We provide an integrated package of services to asylum seeking young people, from point of arrival in the UK through the transition to independence. We also work with other young people leaving care. Supported accommodation for 16-21 year old
Anyone can call Pavilions on 01273 731900 or 0800 014 9819, for information and advice, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-7pm, Saturday 10am-1pm. You can also use that number to book an appointment, or organise a referral. If you would prefer to come in and talk to us in person, then you can pop into our drop-in sessions at Richmond House.
A free full-time intensive 12 week course for young people aged 16-25, which enables you to develop your communication, leadership and teamwork skills through projects in the community. You'll build your confidence and motivation, gain work experience, and have the chance to achieve nationally-recognised qualifications while making a real difference in the community.
The Real Junk Food Project is a national and international movement of cafés, projects and pop-ups with one core objective: to intercept food waste destined for land fill and use it to feed people who need it, on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. Café pop-up in various locations see website for details.
Every Saturday during term time we have Safehaven: a meal and short service for members of the street community, and our aim is to provide dignity, safety, and community for our guests, with a delicious home cooked meal, and a chance to engage with God in a relaxed setting.
Every Wednesday, during term time 1.00pm - 3.00pm, we open our doors to vulnerable men from across the city and the street community. We serve up delicious cakes, biscuits, tea & coffee at our Safehaven Men Cafe, as well as provide a chance for our guests to come and relax and feel at home. We also put on a short service for anyone interested in exploring faith.
Every Thursday, during term time, 1.30pm-3.30pm, we open our doors to vulnerable women. Safehaven Women offers a cosy, comfortable space to relax in, with homemade meals, tea and coffee, hairdressing, manicures and pedicures, facials, craft sessions and a clothing bank. This safe place is a chance for women to come together and hang out, to chat and to be listened to over a cup of tea and a piece of cake.
If something's troubling you, get in touch on 01273 772277 (local call charges apply). National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call). Usual hours open to receive callers at the door at our centre in Dubarry House in Hove: Daily 10am-10pm.
This directory lists organisations which offer support to or are taking action for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. It also lists organisations which offer specific services of interest to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
St Anne’s Day Centre offers a warm, safe and friendly environment where our clients are made to feel welcome and have a chance to eat, relax and socialise. Breakfast and a hot nourishing mid-day meal sustains the body, while talking, playing pool, games and other activities help to break through isolation. We firmly believe, however, that relief by itself is never enough.
Sussex Outreach Service (SOS) provides assertive outreach and support to rough sleepers across North, West and East Sussex. We work with partner agencies and local authorities to help rough sleepers move off the streets. Working closely with StreetLink, the 24 hour rough sleeper referral line, there is a rapid response to rough sleepers where housing, social and health care needs are assessed with a focus on reconnection. Alongside the outreach service, we provide pop up hubs that offer rough sleepers a safe place for assessment away from the streets and help us to tackle anti-social street behaviour and reduce rough sleeping. The pop up hubs are not in fixed locations, meaning we can move them to areas where they are most needed.
On the second Sunday of each month, from 3-5pm, we have a drop-in and hot meal at All Saints Church Hall. The meal is aimed at those who are homeless, vulnerably housed or those who feel excluded or on the periphery of society.
On the first Sunday of each month, between 1.30-3.30pm. Drop In is a very low cost café, which is overseen by City Gate Church and held at Brighthelm Community Centre. Hot meals are prepared in advance whilst sandwiches and drinks are made on Sundays as required, ranging from 15p – 50p.
On the fourth Sunday of each month from 3-5pm. A monthly drop-in for homeless, vulnerably housed and lonely folk. A chance to sit in a nice warm church with hot drinks, entertainment, the day's papers, a talk and some good company. A hot meal is served around 3.30pm and it’s all absolutely free!
On the third Sunday of the month, One Church Brighton (on Florence Road) opens their hall for a hot meal for those who are homeless, vulnerably housed or socially isolated. Its free to all from 2-3:30pm. You can see the church from the north exit of the London Road Train Station.
Survivors' Network is a Brighton based charity that supports people who have experienced sexual violence and abuse. Founded back in 1990, our aim is to provide relevant, confidential and safe services to all people aged 14+ who have experienced any form of sexual violence including rape and childhood sexual abuse.
The SOS service provides short term emotional support, information and advocacy to people who have thought of, made attempt or have been bereaved by suicide. We provide both one to one and group peer support groups throughout the year.
Synergy Creative Community is a mental health peer-led community organisation based in Brighton. We take a creative approach to well-being and mental health by running weekly sessions of art, music, creative writing, cookery and mindfulness meditation. Synergy has become a space to connect with others and share experiences. Our projects are where we love getting creative every Tuesday 11am-4.00pm throughout the year at West Hill Community Hall, Seven Dials. Our creative drop-in session has a feast of activities for all the senses, including a delicious healthy lunch from 1pm.
Sussex Oakleaf provides a temporary accommodation service in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath to adults with a vulnerability that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. All clients are referred directly from the Mid Sussex District Council Housing Needs Team.
The Portal helps you to find advice and support in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex. A partnership of leading Sussex Domestic and Sexual abuse charities. Sexual Abuse Charities with a combined experience and sexual abuse and violence.
A Church rooted in and serving the LGBTQ+ communities. A listening ear always available, and some emergency funds (generally under £20) available. Church members run Brighton in Need (www.facebook.com/brightoninneed/), supplying emergency aid to rough sleepers on the streets of Brighton. For more information, or in an emergency, please call or email the details below."
Our primary aim is to support people with small grants who are at risk of being made homeless, are homeless or vulnerable, or have experience of being homeless and are trying to establish or maintain a new tenancy. We do not provide grants directly to individuals. Applications are only accepted from professional support workers and Citizens Advice Bureaux advisors on behalf of their service users.
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to people in Whitehawk and the wider East Brighton area who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. A referral is required.
BHT’s Whitehawk Inn is a friendly community centre providing a range of courses, services and support. Our services are focused on the needs of those living in Whitehawk and East Brighton but we welcome everyone into the centre.
We offer supported housing to 96 people in one block consisting of furnished 2 bedroom shared flats. There are four single rooms accessible for people with mobility impairments. All referrals are made through Brighton and Hove City Council.
The Youth Advice Centre offers advice, support and guidance to young people in Brighton and Hove. YAC workers are able to offer expertise in a wide range of areas. Our aim is to provide young people in the local area with a safe and friendly environment where they can access helpful advice and support. We are the first place to go for housing advice for anyone under 26 years old who is homeless or threatened with homelessness. We also offer a family support and mediation service and a support and advice service providing sexual health advice and services, emotional and wellbeing support and benefits and money advice.