Accommodation for Work

Photo of 'Getting Ready for Work' event
Overcoming unemployment can be a big challenge, particularly if you are homeless.

BHT’s Accommodation for Work project aims to help homeless people off the streets and into employment and independent accommodation. It is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Working with people who feel they are ready to make a positive change and move their lives forward, the project offers temporary shared accommodation and support with work and learning.

Each resident has a keyworker, who works with them to develop an individual employment plan which focuses on skills, training requirements and employment goals. Residents use their time at the project to engage in paid or voluntary work, training courses, or work placements.

My whole way of thinking has changed since moving into the Accommodation for Work Project. I always thought I was on my own, but speaking to people I've realised there is a lot of help out there, and that's the important thing to know. Everyone needs help at times.

Accessing the Service

We don’t generally take self-referrals.

If you need more information about the project and referral routes please contact the team using the details below.

Related Projects

People at a job fair

Based on combined learning from the Accommodation for Work project and others, we have developed the Choice Training and Development service. This offers training and development opportunities to homeless support projects across Brighton and Hove. One of the resources developed by this service is the Choice Opportunities Directory, which gives details of the work and learning providers that we work with.

For more information please click the links below.


Increasingly we are working with people who are in work or who become homeless having lost their job. Our Accommodation for Work Project was set up to help people like Enes. He worked as a chef and lived in shared accommodation in Brighton. When the job came to an end, he struggled to find another job. His landlord would not accept housing benefit and he quickly became homeless.

He slept rough in doorways, struggling to find work and accommodation. He made a homeless application with the council and was referred to our Accommodation for Work Project. This was the first time in his life that Enes had been homeless. When he came for his interview, it was clear that he was in a state of shock. Mindful that he was rough sleeping, project staff made it possible for him to view a room the same day. Fortunately for Enes, a room had become vacant just the day before.