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Whitehawk Inn

BHT’s Whitehawk Inn is a friendly community centre providing a range of courses, services and support.

Our services are focused on the needs of those living in Whitehawk and East Brighton but we welcome everyone into the centre, to visit or participate in any of our activities.

What we offer

Routes Internships

Routes is a local project offering free, personal support for anyone needing some help on their journey into employment.

At the Whitehawk Inn, we offer a Routes internship programme for adults of all ages.

Taking part in Routes is all about building your confidence, getting up-to-date skills and making real progress towards better work opportunities.

Please click here to find out more about Routes Internships

Adult Education and Training

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If you want to learn a new skill or start a hobby, we offer a variety of courses to suit different tastes: from art courses, to languages to IT skills.

We also offer a selection of free drop-in clubs and groups including Drama, Games and Knitting.

We can organise free or low-cost childcare and help with course costs and travel fees.

Information, Advice and Guidance

whitehawk-inn-building-shots03_w700The Whitehawk Inn provides Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) about learning, volunteering and work, as well as a range of support activities for adults.

Our qualified careers advisors can work holistically with you to identify your work and learning goals; find the information you need to plan and support your next steps. Whether you are looking for a career change or wanting to go back to work, step-by-step support is available.

As part of the Moneyworks project, we offer free one-to-one appointments with our Advisor to discuss ways to save and manage your money. This includes budgeting and online banking.

Our advisor can also arrange appointments with specialist agencies for further expert advice.

Want to get involved?

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At the Whitehawk Inn, we offer volunteering roles, different ways to donate and other opportunities so you can get involved in what we do.

Are you a Friend of the Whitehawk Inn?

Your donation each year could help us provide bursaries for courses, travel and childcare and also go towards our day to day running costs.

By being a Friend of the Whitehawk Inn you will receive vouchers, your name up on our Wall of Fame and acknowledgement on social media and in promotional materials. All you need to do is choose the amount you would like to donate and contact us to complete the form.

Interested in becoming a learner representative?

We are looking for three learner reps to represent the views and interests of clients attending classes and workshops at the Whitehawk Inn. If you are interested then please contact us for an Interest Form.

If you’re interested in finding out more about getting involved:

Please click here to send us an email

Alternatively, you can call The Whitehawk Inn on 01273 682222

Drop-in internet café and low cost printing facilities

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There are four computers on the ground floor along with a colour printer.

Five minutes use of our internet café computers costs 10p for members and 15p for non-members.

To become a member all you need to do is to pop in and complete a membership form.

Black and white printing and colour printing is also available in various sizes.

Café and garden

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Relax in our garden or café and enjoy a hot drink and a snack from our café.

The drinks menu includes a range of delicious teas and coffees starting from 90p.

Room & Office Hire

We have a great range of bright, colourful and affordable training rooms, offices and rent-a-desk spaces available for hire:

Please click here to download prices and information

If you need further information and to check availability, please contact Stacey Barham on 01273 682222

Ready to make a booking?

If you have checked availability and a provisional booking has been made:

Please click here to fill out our online form

Opening hours

We are open every Monday from 9am to 5pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 4pm. We are closed Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

During school holidays we are only open from 9am to 1pm from Mondays through to Thursdays.

Please click here for school holiday dates in Brighton & Hove

We will be closed all day on Thursday 27 October due to staff training.

Find us

The Whitehawk Inn is situated next to the large bus depot in Whitehawk Road.

It is on the corner of Whitehawk Road and Marlow Road (Postcode BN2 5NS). You can catch the 1, 1a, 7, 21, 23 or 84 bus to get here.

Please click here for a map

How to contact the service

By telephone

01273 682222

Please feel free to leave a message if we are not open.

By email

Click here to send the team at the Whitehawk Inn an email

Social media

Facebook

Twitter

Write to us

The Whitehawk Inn

Whitehawk Road

Brighton

East Sussex

BN2 5NS

Real Life Story - Mary Jones

Mary first came to the Whitehawk Inn for some general advice. She had been signed off sick from work due to stress and anxiety for six months.

This had led to a total lack of confidence in any work situation. In her sessions with an advisor she realised she would need to update her C.V. as she had been in the same job for nine years. She was also aware her IT skills were very limited. The advisors helped her to update her C.V. and choose a beginners IT course.

At a following advice session, volunteering was discussed as another option for Mary. She understood how this could help rebuild her confidence and get her back into a routine. When she came in to enrol on the IT course some volunteering options were discussed with her. She expressed an interest in volunteering with a local community learning centre.

An interview was arranged and Mary was delighted when she was offered a volunteering role. It was a gradual start and Mary was soon volunteering on a regular basis and enjoying it a great deal. She also completed her IT course.

After a short time of volunteering and with her newly updated C.V. Mary began applying for part time retail work. She was soon successful in getting a part time temporary position over the Christmas period.

When that contract ended the company were so pleased with her work, they extended her contract. However the shop next door also offered her a position, Mary was delighted as she was far keener to work for them.

She is now very happily working in a store that she loves. She said that she would never have moved on with her life and her work without the support of the Whitehawk Inn over the last 18 months.

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