Adult Learning and Training
Refugee Radio is a charity that was formed by refugee and human rights workers in 2008. They are run by a board of Trustees, including refugees and broadcasters who support refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. They run community projects supporting people experiencing mental health issues, isolation and social exclusion; using radio and music to give a voice to those who do not have one.
Working with refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants Refugee Radio provide practical support and advice as well as cultural activities in order to help individuals and promote social change.
By using radio and the media to raise awareness of their situation, Refugee Radio provide an opportunity for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants to share their experiences in a range of projects, enabling their voices to be heard and to campaign for human rights. See their website for more information on projects as well as access to podcasts and documentaries.
They provide a weekly Resilience Support Group which provides support with issues including stress, depression, PTSD and Anxiety; and also a casework service that provides advice and support with health, housing, benefits, work and education.Find out more »
Supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Clinical commissioning Group, My Life is an online directory listing local Brighton and Hove as well as national organisations and services to support everyday living.
The directory separates out services into easily navigable categories, helping you find the right organisation for your specific needs.Find out more »
A sport and physical activity project providing support for people in targeted communities wishing to lead more active lifestyles and to provide affordable, accessible activities within local communities. They have an online directory of organisations offering sports and physical activities in Brighton & Hove.Find out more »
Assert provides services for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA). They offer one to one support, benefits advice and support, a monthly drop in for people with AS/HFA, monthly mutual support group for parents, partners and carers of people with AS/HFA, one to one support for parents, partners and carers of people with AS/HFA, social events and social inclusion activities for people with AS/HFA, Resource Library, and liaison with statutory services on behalf of individuals. They also offer support for people with AS/HFA in accessing volunteering opportunities with other charities and community groups, two Life Skills courses which run for 6 months each, with additional one to one support and a monthly walking group.
Assert can also provide information and advice to services and organisations that work with people with AS and HFA, and can provide training to other professionals wanting to increase their knowledge of working with people with AS and HFA.
BHT’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Service aims to assist people to improve and maintain their mental health and wellbeing. Their services include one to one sessions and wellbeing groups with trained counsellors, peer support groups, life-skills workshops, one to one casework and a drop in. Women only sessions are also provided by Threshold Counselling on Mondays and Tuesdays. BHT services are free of charge. Clients are usually offered up to 8 counselling sessions.Find out more »
Threshold Service Leaflet
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a range of community projects such as cookery courses for beginners and those looking to teach others, helping people start new community gardens, tips and advice on reducing food waste at home, setting up community composting sites across the city, healthy eating advice and workshops, advice on food poverty and support for food banks, weight management programmes for adults and families.
They offer a referral service to gardens for people who would like to find out more and can give one to one advice sessions to enable people to find the most suitable projects for them to try. They can also give advice about gardens that are run for particular groups (carers, people with mental health issues) or who work with people with extra support needs. This is an opportunity for all ages, and all levels of fitness, from hardcore diggers to people who like a bit of a potter, complete beginners or experienced growers, and it’s fun too.Find out more »
The Recovery College uses education to support the recovery of people with mental health challenges. It is open to anyone aged 18 and over with lived experience of mental health challenges, their friends, family and carers. All their courses are free and designed and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges, together with clinical staff and other professionals. Courses range in length from one-day workshops to longer courses running for 8 weeks, on subjects ranging from ‘Mindfulness’ to ‘Navigating Mental Health Services’.Find out more »
Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project (BUCFP) provides practical support, education and recreation for those in poor housing, benefit claimants, unwaged people and those on low incomes. Services include a range of courses, computer support, affordable café serving a vegan lunch daily at 1pm (Monday – Friday), crèche, welfare rights advice (including support with completing forms, contacting the DWP or local authority, lodging appeals and support with the tribunals service)..Find out more »
City College offers courses at all levels for all age groups.Find out more »
Run by Brighton and Hove City Council, the Community Learning Team provides short informal courses and advice for adults who are not currently in work or those who have less than a Level 2 qualification (GCSE or NVQ level 1). Their courses are free and some lead to qualifications. Courses include: Food Safety, First Aid for Babies and Children, Confidence Building, Functional Skills (Maths, English) and Young Parent Courses.
To be offered a free place you will need to:
- be 19 and over (except Young Parent courses)
- live in Brighton & Hove
- be unemployed (or working less than 16 hours)
- be on a low income
- have no qualifications (or few)