All local support
B&H Impetus, through their Neighbourhood Care Scheme, work with local volunteers to support older people, people with physical disabilities and carers.They operate in seventeen neighbourhoods of Brighton and Hove, providing a good neighbour befriending scheme.
Through the Interact project, they provice advocacy, support and information for adults with learning disabilities and autism. They also provide free and independent advocacy to adult parents with a learning disability going through Child Protection Proceedings.
Brighton Women's Centre has been supported women in Brighton and Hove for over 40 years and women across Sussex since 2014. Their aim is to empower women and reduce inequality by promoting independence in safe, women only spaces.
BWC welcome all women, regardless of age, disability, marital status, parenthood, race, belief, gender and sexuality.
Services include: drop-in sessions, Toybox (OFSTED rated outstanding) crèche, foodbank (by appointment), holistic therapies and self-improvement courses. BWC provide support for women involved with the Criminal Justice System through their Inspire Project.
Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings. Provide a range of services to support the homeless, insecurely housed, and vulnerable men and women. The Threshold counselling service for women, provides support around mental health issues and sexual/domestic abuse. Threshold also run group sessions, drop-ins and life skills workshops.
BHIMS mediators help parties involved in a dispute understand each other and recognise that they can find their own resolutions to conflicts. Mediation can help with disputes between neighbours, local community groups, families, schools, social care, supported living environments and businesses. BHIMS offers a safe and confidential environment for all involved to think things through and talk to each other about the issues. Our mediators are trained to work through the issues so that a resolution can be agreed.
The Community Safety Casework Team (CSCT) addresses anti-social behaviour (ASB) and hate incidents in Private Rented Sector housing & with owner occupiers in Brighton and Hove. The service also addresses non-housing related ASB and hate incidents e.g. public place disorder.
All persons reporting ASB and hate incidents are offered advice, guidance and ongoing support if desired.
The CSCT has been awarded the Restorative Standards Quality Mark by the Restorative Justice Council and everyone that contacts the service is offered a restorative solution to their concerns i.e. they will be asked
- What has happened?
- What harm has been caused?
- What needs to happen to reduce the harm?
The Brighton and Hove Restorative Justice (RJ) hub is part of the Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership and provides RJ services for Brighton & Hove residents.
Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads. We will provide support whether the crash was recent or a long time ago, and whether it occurred in this country or abroad.
Brake's helpline is a quality accredited, freephone support service, providing information and advocacy, emotional support and a listening ear. Calls are confidential and there is no time limit to our support.
Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) is a substance misuse service for women and families in the heart of Brighton. We exist to support and empower women who have difficulties with drink or drugs to make positive changes in their lives.
We also provide services for children and young people who have been affected by problematic drug or alcohol use in their family and have the Sex Workers’ Outreach Project Sussex (SWOP). SWOP Sussex is a discreet and confidential service for women, including trans women, working in the sex industry. You can access our service if you live or work in Sussex. We understand the many different reasons that women work in the sex industry. We will not assume you want to give up sex work or make any judgements about your situation and your choices.
Barnardo’s B You service specialise in working directly with children and young people, up to the age of 18 years old who are at risk of or abused through sexual exploitation.
Their direct work sessions are flexible and focused on the individual’s needs. They aim to help young people to explore their situation in a way that is most comfortable for them.
Professionals, parents/carers and young people can find out more on how to refer into the service, by following the link to the website.
B You Service also provide training packages for professionals in raising awareness in the area of Child Sexual Exploitation and how best to support children and young people