Getting Ready for Work Directory

Our popular 'Getting Ready for Work' events bring together clients and keyworkers of homeless services with work and learning providers in Brighton and Hove.

This directory provides further details of the various work and learning providers involved.

BHT Accommodation for Work Project

Offering accommodation and support to single homeless people in need of accommodation, and support to access or sustain work.

Email: afw@bht.org.uk

Telephone:
01273 645440

Website:
https://www.bht.org.uk/services/work-learning-employment/accommodation-for-work/

BHT Accommodation for Work – Getting Ready for Work clinics

How will work affect your access to benefits? Or are you supporting someone who is considering a return to work and unsure how this will impact on their benefits?  Get in touch for 1:1 advice and support.

Email: afw@bht.org.uk

Telephone:
01273 645436

Website:
https://www.bht.org.uk/services/work-learning-employment/accommodation-for-work/

Possability People

Benefits advice, employment support and employability training for anyone who is disabled or has a long term health condition or impairment.

Telephone:
01273 894044

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

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.

Telephone:
More info: 01273 809288. Helpline: 0800 988 7037

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

Digital Brighton and Hove: Citizens Online

The Brighton & Hove team 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.

Telephone:
0808 196 5883 (Freephone Digital Support Helpline)

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

Community Works Volunteer Centre

Promotes a range of local volunteering opportunities within Brighton and Hove.

Telephone:
01273 234860

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

Clock Tower Sanctuary

The Clock Tower Sanctuary is the only drop-in day centre providing information, advice and support to homeless young people (aged 16-25) in Brighton & Hove. Opening hours may vary due to Covid-19 – please see website below for up to date details.

Telephone:
01273 722353

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

CGL (Change Grow Live) Peer Mentoring

Service which matches people who are homeless or in supported accommodation with mentors who also have experience of homelessness.

Telephone:
07810 522923

Website:
https://www.changegrowlive.org/mentoring-service-brighton/info

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.

Telephone:
01273 601211

Website:
http://bucfp.org/

Brighton Metropolitan College

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

Opening Doors – a range of short 3-4 weeks courses, to develop employability skills, for aged 19+, who are unemployed, currently seeking work and claiming benefits. Click here for more information. 

Telephone:
01273 667704

Website:
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/courses-for-adults

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Offers opportunities to volunteer outdoors, learn new skills, meet new and like-minded people, do physical activity, and contribute towards the community and the environment.

Telephone:
01273 431716

Website:

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

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

Telephone:
01273 682222

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

BHT Whitehawk Inn: Routes Internship Programme

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

Telephone:
01273 682222

Website:
https://www.bht.org.uk/services/work-learning-employment/routes-internships/

BHT Internship Programme

An employability training programme which includes work placements.

Telephone:
01273 645444

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

Brighton and Hove Adult Education

Offers a range of courses to increase skills to improve employability and to improve wellbeing.

Telephone:
Contact is made through website below

Website:
https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/families-children-and-learning/adult-education

Kickstart

Offers a arrange of employment opportunities for under 25s.

Telephone:
01273 291654

Website:
https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/youth-employment-hub/kickstart-scheme/kickstart-scheme

Youth Employment Hub

A comprehensive education, employment and training resource for young adults age 16 to 25 who live in Brighton & Hove.

Telephone:
01273 291654

Website:
https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/youth-employment-hub

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)

Offers a variety of adult education courses including English, Maths, Digital Skills and leisure courses.

Telephone:
01273 945869

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

Real Junk Food Project

Offers volunteering in their cafes and distribution centres, and low-cost meals.

Telephone:
Not available - contact volunteer@realjunkfoodbrighton.co.uk

Website:
https://www.realjunkfoodbrighton.co.uk/volunteer/

The Prince’s Trust

Courses and training for 16-25 year olds.

Telephone:
07739 974855

Website:
https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/get-job/boost-your-confidence

Aldridge Adult Learning

Offers professional, vocational and university access courses, leisure courses and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Telephone:
01273 422632

Website:
https://aldridgeadultlearning.com/

Plumpton College

Further and Higher education college in Plumpton, East Sussex, with short and full-time courses in a variety of land based and related subjects.

Telephone:
01273 890454

Website:
https://www.plumpton.ac.uk/

National Careers Service

Provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Telephone:
0800 100900

Website:
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Brighton Unemployed Families Centre

Provides practical support, education and advice to the unemployed and those on low incomes.

Telephone:
01273 671213

Website:
https://bucfp.org/

Swim UK

Operates one of the largest programmes of Swimming Teaching (ASA), Lifeguard qualifications (RLSS) and leisure industry related courses in the UK.

Telephone:
01273 434400

Website:
https://www.swimuk.co.uk/

Southdown Housing – IPS Employment Support

Support for people who are unemployed and have mental health challenges to find and sustain work.

Telephone:
07805 811160

Website:
https://www.southdown.org/employment-support

The Hangleton and Knoll Project

Community project offering a variety of education, employment and leisure support.

Telephone:
01273 706469

Website:
https://www.routes.org.uk/start-your-routes-journey/brighton/hangleton-and-knoll/

Fareshare Sussex

Offers employability training and volunteering.

Telephone:
01273 671111

Website:
https://faresharesussex.org.uk/latest-news/fareshare-futures-introducing-our-new-employability-programme/

Brighton YMCA Evolve

YMCA work and learning service for people living in supported accommodation in Brighton and Hove.

Telephone:
01273 093000

Website:
https://www.ymcabrighton.co.uk/what-we-do/health-and-wellbeing/evolve/

Albion in the Community

Offers a range of employment skills and training programmes for young people and adults, including courses, apprenticeships and a ‘Forward your Career’ programme.

Email: info@albioninthecommunity.org.uk

Telephone:
01273 878260

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