Choice Directory

The Choice Directory provides details of work and learning providers in Brighton and Hove.

BHT Accommodation for Work: Choice Training and Development

Enabling frontline workers to engage homeless people in community, learning and work activities. Provides opportunities aimed at equipping and facilitating staff, to empower their client’s confidence and motivation for:
  • engagement in meaningful activity
  • overcoming barriers to accessing learning and work opportunities
  • increased employability
  • preparing to enter paid employment to support and sustain independent living

Telephone:
01273 645450 | 07824 301160

Email Address:
[email protected]

Possibility People

Whether you, a family member, friend or someone who you know is disabled or has a long term health condition or impairment, our information is for you.

Includes benefits advice, employment support and employability training.

Contact Name and Address:

Website:
https://www.possabilitypeople.org.uk/

Telephone:
01273 894044

Email Address:
[email protected]

Pavilions: Peer Mentoring

The purpose is to support service users to develop and pursue their recovery aspirations, expand opportunities and build confidence.

The scheme uses a model, whereby the Mentor uses their lived experience of recovery to inspire and assist others seeking recovery.

Contact Name and Address:
David Obermeyer, Peer Mentor Coordinator, 9 The Drive, Hove, BN3 3JE

Website:
http://www.pavilions.org.uk/files/5114/5693/4725/Peer_Mentor_leaflet_-_Pavilions_with_mentee_info.pdf

Telephone:
07920 546678

Email Address:
[email protected]

Citizen’s Advice Bureau: Moneyworks Advice Line

To help Brighton & Hove residents save money, make money and manage their money better.

The services are for anyone who is struggling to make ends meet.

Contact Name and Address:

Website:
http://www.advicebrighton-hove.org.uk/moneyworks/

Telephone:
01273 809288|0800 988 7037

Email Address:

Kennedy Scott: Help to Work

Help to Work is a voluntary employment project that gives you personalised support to help you reach your career goals and achieve your potential.

The project is for anyone who is currently unemployed. You don’t have to be on benefits to join, but you must be aged 16 or over and a legal resident with the right to work in the UK.

Contact Name and Address:
Taz Oliver, 95 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XE

Website:
http://www.kennedyscott.co.uk/Help-to-Work.html

Telephone:
01273 734014

Email Address:
[email protected]

George William Mews: LAZER Life Skills

George Williams Mews housing provider has a skills centre offering a range of free courses:

  • The Life Skills Course –An accredited Learning Education and Progression (LEAP) Certificate
  • A range of two day Learning, Employment And Progression (LEAP) Awards

Contact Name and Address:
Will Vaughan, Life Skills Programme Coordinator, George Williams Centre, 8 George Williams Mews, Portslade, Brighton BN41 2AF

Website:
http://www.brightonymca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/George-Williams-Centre-Learning-Leaflet-2014-2015-1.pdf

Telephone:
01273 647498

Email Address:
[email protected]

Friends Centre: Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Offers a comprehensive career development programme for adults, who are seeking:

  • Employment – New job
  • Career change – New beginning
  • Education and training – New skills

Telephone:
01273 810219

Email Address:
[email protected]

Friends Centre: Get Socially Active (Hove)

A free and friendly one to one coaching support service, for you if you are thinking about or feeling pressured into finding work or entering into learning, but need help to do it.

If you are unemployed or not working for reasons such as carer responsibilities, managing a disability or long term illness and are aged 19 to 50+.

Contact Name and Address:
Christine Hollywood

Website:
https://www.friendscentre.org/get-socially-active-project/get-socially-active/

Telephone:
01273 862053

Email Address:
[email protected]

Friends Centre: Get Socially Active (Brighton)

A free and friendly one to one coaching support service, for you if you are thinking about or feeling pressured into finding work or entering into learning, but need help to do it.

If you are unemployed or not working for reasons such as carer responsibilities, managing a disability or long term illness and are aged 19 to 50+.

Contact Name and Address:
Oonagh O’Brien

Website:
https://www.friendscentre.org/get-socially-active-project/get-socially-active/

Telephone:
01273 810207

Email Address:
[email protected]

Friends Centre: Community Learning

The Community Learning team provides short informal courses and advice for people aged 19 years and over living in Brighton & Hove who are not currently in work or those who have less than a Level 2 qualification (GCSE or NVQ level 1).

Our courses are free and some even lead to qualifications. Courses include: Food Safety, First Aid for Babies and Children and Confidence Building.

Telephone:
01273 810213|0779 533 6412

Email Address:
[email protected]

Friends Centre: Step by Step

Aims to improve access to English, maths and language training for homeless people in Brighton and Hove.

Can also provide an introduction to IT Skills. Offers one-to-one support for homeless people, along with confidence building and support for progression into further learning. The project works in close partnership with all supported housing, education and training providers within the city.

Contact Name and Address:
Chris Delahunt or Mark Newman

Website:
https://www.friendscentre.org/our-services/step-by-step-project/

Telephone:
01273 810216|01273 810217

Email Address:
[email protected]|[email protected]

Friends Centre

Friends Centre is the only dedicated adult and community learning centre in Brighton & Hove that provides quality learning programmes for adults to develop their knowledge, skills understanding and creativity in a supportive environment.

Contact Name and Address:
Brighton Junction, 1A Isetta Square, 35 New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GQ

Website:
https://www.friendscentre.org/

Telephone:
01273 810210

Email Address:

DWP Jobcentre Plus: Social Justice Champions Hove

Since the introduction of the Social Vulnerability Marker (SVM) pilot over two years ago, Social Justice Champions (SJCs) at Brighton and Hove Jobcentres have been liaising with hostel staff to prevent undue benefit sanctions to vulnerable homeless people.

Contact Name and Address:
Lesley Courtneidge, 87A Boundary Rd, Hove BN3 7GA

Website:

Telephone:

Email Address:
[email protected]

DWP Jobcentre Plus: Social Justice Champions Brighton

Since the introduction of the Social Vulnerability Marker (SVM) pilot over two years ago, Social Justice Champions (SJCs) at Brighton and Hove Jobcentres have been liaising with hostel staff to prevent undue benefit sanctions to vulnerable homeless people.

Contact Name and Address:
Caroline Windsor, 30-35 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0LN

Website:

Telephone:
01273 647502

Email Address:
[email protected]

DWP Jobcentre Plus: Work Coaches

Help to prepare for, find and stay in work, including:

  • training, guidance and work placement programmes
  • work experience, volunteering and job trialling schemes
  • help with starting your own business
  • help combining work with looking after children or caring responsibilities
  • extra help for specific problems

Contact Name and Address:
Angela Windsor, 30-35 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0LN

Website:
https://www.gov.uk/moving-from-benefits-to-work

Telephone:
01273 647498

Email Address:
[email protected]

Digital Brighton and Hove: Citizens Online

A local partnership of Brighton & Hove City Council, BT and a network of public, private and community sector organisations including Job Centre Plus and the NHS.

The partnership recruits trains and supports Digital Champions to help people in Brighton and Hove to develop their digital skills. The Brighton & Hove team will focuses on supporting people who have difficulties with using online public services and accessing the social and economic benefits of the internet, including people looking for work and those affected by recent benefits changes.

Contact Name and Address:
Judith Field, Local Project Manager

Website:
https://digitalbrightonandhove.org.uk/

Telephone:
07471 351969

Email Address:
[email protected]

Community Works Volunteer Centre

Promotes a huge range of local volunteering opportunities on behalf of those looking for volunteers. There are about 200 opportunities at any one time.

Contact Name and Address:
Zora McDonald, 3rd Floor, Community Base, 113 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1

Website:
http://www.bhcommunityworks.org.uk/volunteer/help-to-volunteer/

Telephone:
01273 234860

Email Address:
[email protected]

Clock Tower Sanctuary

The Clock Tower Sanctuary is the only drop-in service providing all-round information, advice and support to homeless young people (aged 16-25) in Brighton & Hove.

The centre is open six days a week and provides a friendly, bright, centrally-located, safe space for young people to engage with their peers and other visiting agencies without the worry of having to share a service with older people who can be intimidating.

Contact Name and Address:
Kirstie Maginn, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Wenlock House, 41-43 North St, Brighton BN1 1RH

Website:
http://www.thects.org.uk/what-we-do/

Telephone:
01273 722353

Email Address:
[email protected]

CGL Peer Mentoring

A unique Mentor Service to clients who are in treatment at St Thomas Fund, as well as to people who are in the Homeless Pathway in Brighton and Hove.

Mentors have all completed accredited training and the service offers placements at St Thomas Fund, facilitates drop-ins at local hostels, and offers a matching service to clients in need of value added support.

Contact Name and Address:
Vicky McFarlane, CGL Brighton and Hove Mentor Coordinator, 43 St Andrew’s Road, Portslade, East Sussex, BN41 1DB

Website:
https://www.changegrowlive.org/content/st-thomas-fund-stage-2#mentor

Telephone:
07810 522923

Email Address:
[email protected]

Brighton Unemployed Families Centre

Provides practical support, education, advice and much more to the unemployed and those in poor living conditions, benefit claimants, the unwaged, pensioners, families and those on low incomes.

Contact Name and Address:
Joy Rigby, Learning and Engagement Coordinator, 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 0GY

Website:
http://bucfp.org/

Telephone:
01273 601211

Email Address:
[email protected]

Brighton Metropolitan College – Opening Doors

Each Opening Doors programme is tailored to pinpoint and develop your employability skills, whilst positively impacting job outcomes and entry-level qualifications for aged 19+, unemployed, currently seeking work and claiming benefits.

Contact Name and Address:
Matt Bennett, Curriculum Leader, Commercial and Adult Education, Pelham Street, Brighton, BN1 4FA

Website:
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton/study-at-the-met/courses

Telephone:
01273 667788 (ext. 451)

Email Address:
[email protected]

Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College Brighton and Hove)

Offers a comprehensive range of qualifications, full and part time courses for adults, apprenticeships, professional qualifications and university degrees.

The MET operates across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing.

Contact Name and Address:
Pelham Street, Brighton, BN1 4FA

Website:
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/brighton/study-at-the-met/why-the-met

Telephone:
01273 667788

Email Address:

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Participating or volunteering outdoors, learning new skills, meeting new and like-minded people, doing physical activity, and contributing towards the community and the environment.

Contact Name and Address:
Jo Glazebrook, Volunteer Coordinator, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Website:

Telephone:
01273 431716

Email Address:
[email protected]

Bridge Community Education Centre

Delivers practical and leisure courses and workshops, some of which are subsidised to benefit the surrounding community and those on benefits.

Also offers learning and job related advice, as well as practical one-to-one sessions dealing with key issues such as adult literacy and money management.

Contact Name and Address:
Tony Marshall, Learning and Participation Adviser, Lucraft Road, Moulescoomb, Brighton, BN2 4PN

Website:
http://www.thebridgebrighton.com/

Telephone:
01273 687053

Email Address:
[email protected]

BHT Whitehawk Inn: Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

About learning, volunteering and work, as well as a range of support activities for adults.

Qualified advisers can work holistically to identify work and learning goals; find the information needed to plan and support next steps.

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.

Contact Name and Address:
Jenny Draycott, Whitehawk Rd, Brighton BN2 5NS

Website:
https://www.bht.org.uk/services/the-whitehawk-inn/

Telephone:
01273 682222

Email Address:
[email protected]

BHT Whitehawk Inn: Adult Education

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.

Also offers 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.

Contact Name and Address:
Reception, Whitehawk Rd, Brighton BN2 5NS

Website:
https://www.bht.org.uk/services/the-whitehawk-inn/

Telephone:
01273 682222

Email Address:
[email protected]

BHT Whitehawk Inn: Routes Internship Programme

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

Contact Name and Address:
Louise Hinman, Whitehawk Rd, Brighton BN2 5NS

Website:
https://www.bht.org.uk/services/the-whitehawk-inn/

Telephone:
01273 682222

Email Address:
[email protected]

BHT Internship Programme

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.

Contact Name and Address:
Murray Begg, Intern Coordinator, 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH

Website:
https://www.bht.org.uk/services/intern-programme/

Telephone:
01273 645444

Email Address:
[email protected]

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