BHT Sussex

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people across Sussex.


BHT Sussex

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people across Sussex.

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT Sussex is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment

Homelessness & Homeless Prevention

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

Housing Services

News & Events

Event to launch Systems Change report – sign up now!

This month we are launching an exciting new report, 'Ripple Effect: A Guide to Systems Change with Fulfilling Lives South East' and you can register ...
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New toolkit from Fulfilling Lives released

Fulfilling Lives South East, a programme that is led by BHT Sussex and supported by a number of partners, has published a new toolkit for ...
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Lighthouse magazine – Spring edition out now!

The Spring 2022 edition of Lighthouse Magazine, our quarterly magazine  tenants, is out now. Articles cover a range of topics including energy saving tips, an ...
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Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

Please help us safeguard the future of our services during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Real life stories from BHT Sussex


For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.