Housing and Homeless

  • Southdown Homelessness Prevention & Mental Health Support (Brighton & Hove)

    Southdown Homelessness Prevention & Mental Health Support in Brighton and Hove provide short-term flexible support to prevent homelessness and improve people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    This is a free service for adults in Brighton and Hove who are at risk of homelessness, need support to secure or sustain their accommodation and/or have an identified mental health need.

    You can access more information on the service here.

    Download the referral form here

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  • The Hub – Free Community Cafe

    Provided in partnership by the Chemin Neuf Community Hove and Kennedy Street, The Hub community cafe welcomes those that are homeless or coming out of rehab for free food and drink and an opportunity to have a chat. Located at St. Patrick’s church in Hove (see map below), the community cafe will also be host to a variety of other events throughout the day.

    For more information please follow the link to the flyer below.

    The Hub Flyer

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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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  • BHT (Brighton Housing Trust)

    Local charity providing a range of services around housing, homelessness, resettlement, substance misuse, mental health and benefits

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  • BHT Brighton Advice Centre

    BHT Brighton Advice Centre offers information and legal representation on housing, accommodation and immigration issues to people who are eligible for Legal Aid. (You can find contact the Advice Centre to find out if you are eligible, or use the online eligibility calculator here:

    They offer four services:
    Specialist Housing Advice

    This service provides advice on housing problems that meet certain criteria. You can find out more about this on the website. Specialist housing e-mail:

    Court Duty Scheme

    The Court Duty Scheme offers last-minute emergency advice for people facing eviction who have a court hearing

    Webcam Advice Service

    This service offers specialist advice on housing and benefits issues over the internet, for example by using Skype (a webcam program).

    The Immigration Legal Service

    The ILS provides advice and representation on some matters relating to immigration (eligibility criteria apply). You can find more details on the website.

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  • BHT – First Base

    The First Base Day Centre offers a range of services to support people who are sleeping rough or insecurely housed in the city. Services available include: dentistry, podiatry, a nurse, mental health advice and support, and accommodation and relocation services.


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  • BHT – Private Rented Sector

    BHT’s Private Rented Sector Solutions service includes the TSS (Tenancy Support Service) which aims to equip clients who experience mental health issues with the practical skills and knowledge to sustain tenancies in either the private sector or social housing.

    See BHT website below for more details and referral information.

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  • Brighton Homeless Health Care

    Brighton Homeless Healthcare is a specialist GP surgery which only registers homeless patients.  This includes street homeless, sofa surfers, temporarily housed, gypsies and travellers.

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  • Brighton Homeless Service, St John Ambulance

    Brighton Homeless Service provides a primary health care service to homeless and vulnerably housed people across four sites in Brighton and Hove. They also have a podiatrist two or three times a month. They are able to provide advocacy and also refer onto other local agencies.

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  • Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

    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)..

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