Employment & Volunteering

  • Refugee Radio

    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.

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  • My Life Brighton & Hove Online Directory

    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.

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  • ACAS

    ACAS aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. Their helpline provides free, confidential employment advice. They also provide information and training on all employment matters.

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    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.


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  • Befriending Brighton and Hove

    Befinding Brighton and Hove are a group of organisations that provide befriending services to a wide range of people at risk of isolation and loneliness in the city.

    This coalition has been set up to create a central Contact Point for people interested in recieving befriending services, and those that are interested in volunteering in a befriending role.

    Use the Contact Point to:

    • Find a befriender
    • To volunteer
    • To find the group for you
    Befriending is…

    Quite simply a relationship between a volunteer befriender and someone who is at risk of isolation or loneliness. Befriending relationships can change the lives of both the befriender and the person they visit. These mutually rewarding relationships are organised and supported by experienced and skilled befriending organisations who ensure that that the partnerships are effective, safe and structured.

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  • Better Futures – Accessible Volunteering in Brighton and Hove

    Better Futures supports people with disabilities – including learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health issues –  to volunteer at a place that’s right for them. They can help guide you through every stage of volunteering, from deciding what you want to do and what skills you want to learn, to giving you 1-1 training in your role.




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  • Brighton & Hove City Council – Supported Employment Team

    The Supported Employment Team helps people with disabilities and long-term health conditions, including mental health needs, to look for and retain work for those that live in the Brighton and Hove area. The team also offer advice to employers and providers of Adult Social Care services.

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  • Brighton & Hove Volunteer Search

    A free service offered by Community Base listing volunteer opportunities in Brighton & Hove.

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  • Brighton and Hove Food Partnership

    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.

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  • Brighton and Hove Volunteer Search

    Brighton and Hove Volunteer Search is a free service provided by Community Base listing volunteer opportunities in Brighton and Hove.

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