Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex


Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment


Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

Housing Services

News & Events

Collaborative project aims to improve services for homeless women with experience of domestic abuse

Fulfilling Lives have gained valuable insight into new ways of providing specialist domestic abuse support for women with multiple and complex needs, through a collaborative ...
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Book your place at free Rent Smart Housing conference next Monday

We are pleased to invite you to the next annual Rent Smart conference, which will take place on Monday 11th November, 2pm-5.30pm. It will be ...
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Lancing College students ‘sleep out’ for BHT

A group of students and teachers from Lancing College braved the winter weather and slept outside for a night to raise money for BHT on ...
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BHT Christmas Appeal

Together, we can give the gift of a better future to homeless people in our city. A donation of £30 will provide a personal care package to help someone move away from rough sleeping.

BHT's Case Studies


For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.