As the financial crisis deepens and the welfare benefit cuts begin to take effect, more and more people are facing the possibility that they might become homeless.
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.
We provide a centre of excellence for our partners in the city ensuring that by working together we can improve health, reduce crime and realise opportunity.
We run lots of services from First Base including:
- Healthy Lifestyles Project
- PASH (Promotional and Awareness of Sexual Health)
- First Impressions (CV and Employment Service)
- Culture (Heritage and Cultural Activities)
- Dine, our catering Social Enterprise company
We also work in partnership with other agencies to provide a range of services for our clients including:
- A nurse
- Mental health advice and support
- Accommodation and relocation services.
How to apply
First Base is an ‘open door’ day centre which means that anyone can use the service at certain times without the need of a referral. However, the early morning sessions are for rough sleepers only, referred by the Street Services Outreach Team.
First Base Day Centre opening times
Rough Sleepers session: 8am Monday – Friday
Activity sessions: 11am Monday – Friday
St Stephen’s Hall, Montpelier Place, Brighton, BN1 3BF