Brighton Housing Trust

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

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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

Homelessness

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

Housing Services

News & Events

Invest in prevention to end homelessness for good

Andy Winter, BHT’s Chief Executive, has called for investment in prevention services in order to help end homelessness and rough sleeping for good. Speaking at ...
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BHT’s advice centres remain open in lockdown

BHT's advice centres will again remain open over the national lockdown period, providing specialist housing, immigration and benefits advice to vulnerable people within our local ...
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Lighthouse Magazine – Autumn edition out now!

The Autumn 2020 edition of Lighthouse Magazine, our quarterly magazine for tenants, is out now. Articles cover a variety of topics, including new ways we ...
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Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

Please help us safeguard the future of our services during the Coronavirus pandemic.

BHT's Case Studies

Baddar

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.