Work, Learning & Employment

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


Work, Learning & Employment

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

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

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Whitehawk Inn

BHT Sussex’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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Real life stories from BHT Sussex


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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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.

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