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BHT has teamed up with local radio station Juice 107.2 – Radio made in Brighton to highlight the issues of homelessness and rough sleeping in Brighton and Hove.
The radio station kicked off the campaign today with an interview with First Base Day Centre Manager, Simon Hughes. The station will be airing ongoing campaign messages including facts and figures on the issue, interviews with staff and clients of First Base Day Centre, and information about what the local community can do to help.
Last year BHT worked with 6,658 different men and women. 297 were aged 65 or over. Moreover, 84% of rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove have a physical health problem, while 85% have a mental health problem. First Base Day Centre is a resource centre in the heart of Brighton providing essential support services to people who are homeless and sleeping rough.
There’s no place for homelessness in the 21st Century and we need to work together to support those at risk of homelessness and help people move away from rough sleeping. Homelessness and rough sleeping affects everyone within the city, and community issues need a community response. That’s why we are so grateful to Juice FM for highlighting the work that we do, and what people can do to help.
Simon Hughes, Manager, BHT First Base Day Centre