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Choice News Feed

Welcome to the new Choice news feed: a space for homeless service staff, volunteers and clients to celebrate successes in their work; and share challenges, information and updates about provision and engagement.

We want staff and volunteers from different projects to feel connected and empowered to share and learn from each other; to develop ideas and new approaches for inspiring and empowering clients to engage in work and learning activity.

We would like your feedback and contributions, so please feel free to share any good news stories, challenges and developments, info, updates, photos, comments and suggestions.

For further information on any article:

Contact Anna Muten by emailing [email protected] or by calling her on 07824 301160

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FREE ‘Engaging Clients in Learning and Work’ training

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Engaging Clients in Learning and Work Opportunities

Monday 17th September 2018 from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Take a space away from your usual work situation in an inspiring learning environment.

Explore and learn about information, advice and guidance to empower you and your clients to access and engage in a wide variety of learning, work and well-being related activities.

Experience a visit to the Friends Centre in central Brighton, where numerous people at all levels of learning needs have found welcome and acceptance, realised personal value and potential and gained news skills and confidence to develop their future life and work prospects.

Click here for more details of the content of the course.

To register for this training

Please contact Anna Muten at [email protected] or by calling 01273 645450.

I enjoyed this session, and always appreciate Anna’s positivity, elastic thinking and the way she can reframe. Even when I don’t agree with something, it’s refreshing to have your thinking and attitudes challenged.

Michael Cowling, Support Worker, Glenwood Lodge Project

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Successful Summer Getting Ready for Work event

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This summer’s Getting Ready for Work event on Thursday 2nd August was warm, sunny, lively and full of energy for the 130 participants on the day.

Over 30 well-being, community learning, work and life skills service providers met with around 55 service users, 20 of whom were volunteering at the event.

It was great to be able to meet with a range of providers and service users all in one place. Well organised and good range of services.

Amazing event!! Lots of lovely people to network with and lots of energy in the city 🙂

A fantastic repertoire of songs from Cascade Creative Café choir brought the event to life, bringing smiles and touching hearts.

The choir was really uplifting! Lovely positive event 🙂

A brilliant event, thank you very much!

A huge thank you to all who participated and watch this space for the next event coming soon this Autumn.

For information about this event, please contact Anna Muten [email protected]

130 participants at sunny and lively Getting Ready for Work event on Thursday 2nd August at Friends Meeting House, Brighton. See full story via link Click to Tweet

Well-being, Learning and Work Skills Event – Thursday 2nd August 11am-1pm

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Accommodation for Work project and BHCC Work & Learning Working Group are gearing up for this summer’s Getting Ready for Learning, Volunteering and Work event 11am-1pm at Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton.

Up to 30 wellbeing, learning and work providers will be there to engage with service users and staff of homeless support services, so mark the date in your diary and don’t miss out!

Chat with friendly providers at the event offering opportunities for volunteering and internships, work sector skills, careers advice, life coaching, addiction and mental health learning and employment support services, courses and groups for numeracy, literacy, digital skills, creative arts, bushcraft, horticulture, animal care, nutrition, cooking and barista skills to name but a few!

BHT Dine will be providing an array of delicious FREE sandwiches in our cafe area, along with drinks and other snacks.

Contact Anna Muten [email protected] for flyers, bus passes and further info.

Come along on the day and find something that inspires you!


Learning at Work & Mental Health Awareness Week at BHT

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An invitation was sent out this morning, which is extended to all staff and volunteer colleagues (including those in client/tenant involvement roles) of homeless support services in Brighton and Hove.

To mark next week’s Learning at Work Week and Mental Health Awareness Week, you are invited to take your pick from a selection of FREE short, fun, relaxing and insightful taster learning sessions, talks and discussions at BHT London Road on Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 May and Thursday 17 May.

Take a break, relax, have fun, stimulate your learning senses and take the next step in creating and achieving your personal and/or professional development goals.

See details here of options for you to choose from.

You can choose as many / little as you’d like to or are able to attend, although spaces are limited, so please do reserve your place as soon as possible – by Monday 14th May at the latest.

Email Anna Muten at [email protected] to or call on 07824 301160 / 01273 645450 for more details and to reserve places on session/s you’d like to attend and she’ll send you any relevant details you’ll need to know to participate.

Hope to see you next week – it’s all about inspiring learning!

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