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 held at the University of Sussex, Refectory Road, Bramber House, Conference Centre-3rd Floor, BN1 9QU. Rent Smart Brighton and Hove is a partnership organisation, of which BHT is a member, aiming to make renting better for all those across the city. The focus of this year’s conference is housing legislation: past, present and future. We will discuss the impact of recent and proposed legislative changes on renters, landlords and letting agents. The conference will consist … Read more

Autumn 2019 edition of Lighthouse Magazine out now!

The Autumn 2019 edition of Lighthouse Magazine, our quarterly magazine for clients and tenant, is out now. Articles cover a variety of topics, including the launch of the new BHT website, an update on the work of the BHT Tenants’ Scrutiny panel, and a roundup of upcoming local events. We also reveal the winners of this year’s BHT in Bloom competition! Download your copy here

Homeless Choirs release ‘This is Me’ single on World Homeless Day

The Choir With No Name Brighton is one of four homeless choirs across England who have come together to record the single ‘This is Me’ for World Homeless Day on 10 October. The Brighton based choir, which is run in partnership between BHT and the national Choir with No Name charity, will perform at multiple locations across the city on the day to promote the single release. The single is an uplifting version of The Greatest Showman’s global hit, ‘This is Me’, and will be released with an accompanying video on 10 October. On this day the Choir With No … Read more

BHT’s Immigration Legal Service receives donation from LOSRAS

BHT has received £500 from Lewes Organisation in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers (LOSRAS), for our Immigration Legal Service. This service provides free legal advice and representation delivered by specialist solicitors and caseworkers under the Legal Aid Scheme. The donation was given in response to BHT’s 50th birthday appeal. BHT’s Immigration Legal Service has helped hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers with legal support. The majority of those they work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’; young people and children arriving in the UK who have often endured unimaginable suffering, and who have no adults to look after their welfare. The … Read more

One month to World Homeless Day – can you help?

World Homelessness Day is coming up soon on 10 October 2019, and this year we are asking local schools, businesses and organisations to support us on this one day by hosting a fundraising event. Whether this is a bake sale, dress down day or something bigger – we’re here to support you. We have a wealth of resources available to download here, from school and workplace fundraising packs to templates and BHT bunting! Last year we prevented 949 people from becoming homeless and our First Base Day Centre helped more than a thousand people with food, hot showers, clean clothes, … Read more

Quadrophenia anniversary event raises funds for BHT

On Sunday 25 August ‘Quad 40’, an event that celebrated the 40th anniversary of the cult classic film Quadrophenia, took place at Brighton Palace Pier. Partygoers raised an incredible £2,116 for BHT through a raffle and auction that formed part of the celebrations. Organiser Gary Shail, who played Spider in the film, pulled together the ultimate ‘Quadrophenia Experience’ with live music, a meet and greet session with the cast and crew and a screening of the film both inside and outside the Pier. Lauren Ellis, Fundraising Manager at BHT said: We are so pleased to have been involved in a … Read more

Help BHT staff fundraise for advice providers in Brighton and Hastings!

BHT staff will be joining the annual Hastings and Brighton Legal Walks taking place on 9 and 10 September to raise crucial funds for local advice agencies. You can support them here. Funds raised will go to BHT’s Brighton and Hastings Advice Centres, as well as other local agencies Citizens Advice 1066, Hastings Advice and Representation Centre, Citizen’s Advice, Money Advice Plus and Possability People. The Legal Walks are organised by London Legal Support Trust which supports law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East. BHT staff will be joining other local lawyers and advisers on … Read more

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