Work, Learning & Employment

BHT provides a wide range of support to help individuals access work and training.


Work, Learning & Employment

BHT provides a wide range of support to help individuals access work and training.

BHT’s work and learning projects offer a wide range of activities aimed at helping people access training and employment, including work placements, informal training, hands on experience and formal qualifications.

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Intern Programme

The BHT Intern Programme is an employability training programme which includes up to a six month work placement; providing you with the training, skills and experience that will help you to become more employable.

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Accommodation for Work

BHT’s Accommodation for Work project aims to help homeless people off the streets and into employment and independent accommodation.

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Dine Catering Project

Dine is a social enterprise offering a high quality catering service, and a training programme for people working towards employment in the catering industry.
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Whitehawk Inn

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

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Routes Career Programme

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

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BHT Case Studies


The Whitehawk Inn provides services beyond being a local community support service and adult education centre.

Helen was referred to us by the Discretionary Payment team at Brighton and Hove City Council. She wanted advice on how to reduce her deficit monthly budget. A significant rent increase had caused a monthly deficit.

In Helen’s support session, we completed a monthly budget planner. We then discussed options available to her to reduce the deficit, including income maximisation (for example, renting out her second bedroom, working part time, and downsizing) and reducing outgoings such as cheaper utility bills, water etc., and grants which she may be eligible for through the Council, Turn2Us and utility trust funds.

We completed a benefit check which showed she was not eligible for any further benefits.


For most of us we get our identity and status from what we do. BHT’s Intern Programme was set up to prepare people with a history of homelessness, mental ill health or addictions to make that transition from unemployment into work.

Charlie is a 32 year old white British male. He was born with congenital hand deformities, as well as structural defects which cause lifelong incontinence issues. Charlie was bullied during his school years and began using alcohol and cannabis aged 14. In his early 20’s he found employment as a telesales advisor and an early year’s child practitioner. However, each job didn’t last more than 12 months due to his increasing substance misuse.

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