Fulfilling Lives learning event 21st September 2021

We are now into our final year of the 8 year Fulfilling Lives project and our focus is on capturing and disseminating our learning in order to maximise legacy in shaping and influencing positive systems change for people with multiple complex needs.

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Prison Transitions – Set up to fail

Fulfilling Lives are heading a campaign around short prison sentences and the impact that has on both the individual and the system. Over the next four weeks we will be raising awareness around the issue through social media, blog pieces and video.

Free energy advice service for BHT tenants

Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-op (BHESCo) are providing free winter energy advice to the local community. BHT tenants and clients can contact BHESCo for advice on finding a cheaper energy tariff, applying for the £140 Warm Home Discount or tackling existing debts with energy companies. Additionally, households who are in receipt of passporting benefits and where there is a vulnerability such as young children, a disability or old age can request a free energy saving assessment on how to make your property more energy efficient and provide you with the measures to install. If you’re interested in any of … Read more

Our response to Coronavirus

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called Coronavirus. Where possible all BHT services are running as usual and we are implementing enhanced hygiene procedures. The health, safety and well-being of clients, tenants, staff, volunteers , contractors and Board members is paramount and we will do everything we can to safeguard this.  Our projects are reviewing the attendance of all external professionals who come in to support our clients so we are not introducing a moratorium at this stage unless Government advice changes.. In addition, we are taking the following … Read more

HSBC UK funds new kitchen for BHT’s ‘Outstanding’ care home in Hove

The kitchen of BHT’s Archway project has been transformed thanks to a donation from HSBC UK. The care home is a specialised residential mental health service which has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. The Archway project provides intensive support to people with mental health support needs, working closely with other local services. The refurbishment will provide a welcoming space where residents can socialise and form positive relationships in a kitchen where meals can be cooked and enjoyed together. David Bristowe, Deputy Manager of the Archway Project said: Our ethos is that positive wellbeing can be achieved by … Read more

Early bird registrations are now open for Bike It Brighton 2020!

Take part in an exciting cycling event this June and play your part in combating homelessness across East Sussex. Taking place during National Bike Week, Bike It Brighton, BHT’s flagship cycling event is now open for registrations with £10 off our 60 mile and 30 mile rides respectively. Join us for what will be a fantastic day out for all the family, starting and finishing on the UK’s oldest track, Preston Park Velodrome. The event is made up of three cycling challenges, a 60 and 30 mile ride across the South Downs and a family-friendly ride on Preston Park Velodrome. … Read more

Getting Ready for Work event is tomorrow!

BHT’s ‘Getting Ready for Work’ event is taking place tomorrow Thursday 9 January 2020 at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton.  The event, now in its sixth year, is aimed at people who are accessing or providing homeless support. It brings together local work and learning providers who offer a range of therapeutic, learning and work-related opportunities to BHT clients, tenants and support staff. Providers at the event offer a wide mix of adult personal interest groups and courses, including gardening and food projects, training in digital, numeracy, literacy, employability and accredited skills, careers, benefits, budgeting and debt advice. … Read more

Winter 2019 edition of Lighthouse Magazine is out now!

The Winter 2019 edition of Lighthouse Magazine, our quarterly magazine for clients and tenants, is out now. Articles cover a variety of topics, including the launch of the new BHT bus, featuring artwork by clients and tenants, and the BHT Christmas card winners!

BHT reveals bus designed by clients and tenants

A new Brighton and Hove Bus hits the streets this week, decorated to celebrate our 50th anniversary this year. The art work for the bus was prepared by tenants and clients of BHT, working to the theme of ‘Journey’, reflecting their individual journeys as well as the primary business of Brighton and Hove Buses. Brighton and Hove Buses’ Managing Director, Martin Harris, said The fact that the design of this bus was created by BHT clients makes it particularly special. Congratulations to BHT on their 50th birthday and huge respect to them for all the work they do for homeless … Read more

Announcing the winners of our Christmas Card competition

Earlier this summer, the Fundraising Team at BHT reached out to clients for artwork that could be used as a Christmas card design to help raise money for the charity over the winter. We had lots of entries from clients across our services, all with different styles and ideas. The competition was judged by Andy Winter, BHT CEO and local artist, Paul Liddiard who has exhibited paintings at the The Royal Academy, The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Royal Society of British Artists and in galleries across the UK and in the USA. The competition was close, with all … Read more

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