Win £20 with our quiz for tenants and clients

Do you consider yourself to be more of a book smart person or a street smart person? General knowledge or Geography? History or science? Music or sport? Or just a good all rounder? Whichever you are, the next in our series of monthly BHT Sussex Quizzes will test your knowledge – and give you the chance to win a £20 prize as well! Compiled by our resident quiz expert Joe Ashdown from BHT Sussex’ Housing Services, these ten fun questions will get you scratching your head. Or perhaps you will find them a breeze? Either way, once you have answered … Read more

Hot off the press – BHT Sussex’s annual review!

Have a read of BHT Sussex’s annual review, available now! This year’s review shines a spotlight on Phase One, our high-support hostel for people experiencing homelessness in Brighton. We discuss some of the things that make this service special, and share insights and stories from our clients and frontline staff. We also introduce some of our newer services, including the East Sussex Floating Support Service and the Homes for Ukraine Sustainment Service. As usual you can hear from those who have been helped by BHT Sussex, and find out more about our impact, services, finances and fundraising. Click here to … Read more

Choir for people impacted by homelessness back for Big Christmas Singalong!

The Choir with No Name Brighton, a choir involving people who have experienced homelessness and marginalisation, is returning to Brighton Dome on Tuesday 6 December for The Big Christmas Singalong. This year the Choir with No Name will be joined at the unique feel-good event by special guests SK Shlomo, Sambaoke and Rock Choir. The Choir with No Name’s Big Christmas Singalong at the Dome has become an annual highlight in the Brighton Christmas calendar, with audience members coming back year after year to enjoy festive favourites, from ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ to ‘White Christmas’ and everything … Read more

Local children’s homes collecting essential items for BHT Sussex

My Choice Homes, a group of nine children’s homes and two schools based in Sussex and Surrey, are putting together backpacks of essential items to donate to homeless charities across Sussex this Christmas. BHT Sussex is delighted to be one of their chosen charities, and we will pass on the packs to clients of our First Base Day Centre. The centre provides vital services, support and advice to people who are rough sleeping or vulnerably housed. Terri Meade, Charity and Events Co-ordinator at My Choice Homes, said: Our mission is to engage our children in charity work and giving to … Read more

BHT Sussex given IIP Gold Accreditation!

BHT Sussex is delighted to announce that we have been awarded Gold accreditation from Investors in People. Investors in People is a well-recognised national award and gold accreditation is only given to organisations which can demonstrate excellence in the way they develop and support people. Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: We would like to congratulate BHT Sussex. Gold accreditation is a fantastic achievement for any organisation, and places BHT Sussex in fine company with a host of leading organisation’s that understand the value of people. Daniel O’Connell, Head of People and Learning & Development at BHT Sussex, … Read more

Funding secured for garden project at Hove care homes

BHT Sussex’s Archway project consists of two mental health care homes in Hove that have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. The Archway project is currently piloting a Step-Down service which supports people who are clinically ready to leave hospital but require intensive support to do so. This service has just been awarded £4,700 from the National Lottery Community Fund to help transform the project’s garden into a therapeutic space. Staff, clients, and volunteers plan to work together to develop a sensory space in the garden, planting flowers and shrubs with different textures and fragrances, adding decorative stones … Read more

BHT Sussex Appoints New Chief Executive

BHT Sussex has appointed David Chaffey as its new Chief Executive to succeed Andy Winter who is standing down in the new year after 20 years in the post. David has been the organisation’s Director of Housing and Property Services since 2017 having joined from the largest housing association in the country, Affinity Sutton (now Clarion) where he was Head of Resident Involvement. David began his career in 1987 at Mid Sussex District Council as a Housing Officer. The Chair of the BHT Sussex Board, Kelvin MacDonald, said: We attracted a very strong field of candidates from around the country. … Read more

Our popular work and learning event is back!

Last week saw the long-awaited return of our ‘Getting Ready for Work’ event, which more than one hundred people attended. It took place at the Friends Meeting House in Brighton and was organised by our Accommodation for Work project, with a guest appearance from the Choir with No Name! The event brings together clients and keyworkers of homeless services with work and learning providers in the city, it has been successfully running for many years but had to be paused during the pandemic. The Accommodation for Work project aims to help homeless people off the streets and into employment, and … Read more

BHT Sussex seeks a new Chief Executive

BHT Sussex is seeking to recruit a new chief executive to succeed Andy Winter, who is to retire in January 2023 after 37 years with the organisation, 20 as its chief executive. BHT Sussex is a dynamic and inclusive organisation with a rich history of inspiring and changing people’s lives spanning 54 years. The organisation is looking for a successful leader, ideally from an organisation of comparable complexity and scale, with experience of working in social housing, charities, the public sector or in mental health services. The Chair of the Board of Trustees, Kelvin MacDonald, said: This is a very … Read more

CWNN perform at Women’s Euro celebrations

This month the Choir with no Name Brighton performed alongside musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the world premiere of a brand-new song written especially for Brighton, in celebration of the Women’s EURO football tournament. The performance took place on Monday 11 July at an official Fan Party in Brighton’s Victoria Gardens. The Choir with no Name Brighton is a choir for people who have experienced homelessness and marginalisation, run in partnership with BHT Sussex. BHT Sussex Chair, Kelvin MacDonald, who attended the event, said: There is always such a buzz when the Choir with No Name Brighton is … Read more

Lighthouse magazine – summer edition out now!

The latest publication from BHT Sussex’s Housing Services is the Summer 2022 edition of Lighthouse Magazine, our quarterly magazine for tenants. The magazine is filled with summer news, information and topical articles. We say a fond farewell to two stalwarts of our Housing Services team, as well as introducing some fantastic new staff members. We announce the winners of the Lighthouse Photography Competition, and share some great environmental tips from tenants. Tenant Kerry is also back with The Lighthouse LGBT+ Corner. As usual the latest Housing Services performance figures are shared, and we have also put together a useful round … Read more

CWNN Brighton performing today at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 party!

You are warmly invited to join musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choir with no Name Brighton for the world premiere of a brand-new song written especially for Brighton, in celebration of the Women’s EURO football tournament. The event will take place on Monday 11th July, 16:30-17:00 at Victoria Gardens, 12a Marlborough Pl, Brighton BN1 1WN. It is free to attend. In July 2022, Brighton & Hove Community Stadium is one of ten stadiums in England hosting the Women’s European Football Championship tournament. In the lead up to the tournament, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) have been working … Read more

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