Parents Unlimited is a social group that recognises the challenges and triumphs in life that being a parent with disabilities, long-term health conditions or impairments can sometimes bring.
The group is run by and for parents with disabilities. It does not offer any counselling, professional advice or childcare.
They host a Facebook group ‘Parents Unlimited – Brighton & Hove Disabled Parents’ (please use the link provided by the Facebook icon below) and are currently in the process of establishing monthly meet-ups in the Brighton & Hove area, to which disabled parents are welcome to bring their children along, as well as partners or PAs.
For more information please follow the link to the website below.Find out more »
Albion in the community is the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club . They work locally to inspire young and old to be physically active and healthy. They offer a range of projects to support adults with their physical health, through activities and dietary information. Projects are offered in partnership with other organisations such as Brighton & Hove council and the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership.
Visit their website to view the range of courses and activities on offer.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 »
Brighton and Hove Council’s Adult Social Care department aims to protect, care for and support vulnerable people. Provides information, signposting and referrals to a range of services. The website includes information about Access Point in a range of different languages.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 »
Amaze offers information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex, as well as an “Amazing Futures” service for young people aged 14-25 with SEND in Brighton and Hove.
The charity offers a wide range of services, including a telephone helpline, help with PIP forms, workshops, support groups and befriending. Their “Amazing Futures” project for young people with SEND offers one-to-one peer support activity groups for 14-25 year olds with SEND, and a self-advocacy group for 16-25 year olds with learning disabilities called the Power Group, provided in partnership with SpeakOut. You can also apply for a Compass Card through Amaze – a leisure discount card for 0-25 year olds with significant SEND in Brighton and Hove or West Sussex; or a Carers Card – a discount card for carers in Brighton and Hove.
In addition, Amaze supports the Parent Carers’ Council (PaCC) – Brighton and Hove’s parent carer forum for families with children and young people with additional needs.
See their website for further information about their services, and an extensive range of articles and factsheets for parent carers.Find out more »
BLAGSS is a sports and social group that now has around 500 lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members from across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and beyond.
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 Centre for Ecotherapy offers a therapeutic gardening group and provides support for vulnerable people in the local community, aiming to improve and maintain well-¬being through the use of nature-based and horticultural therapies, mindfulness and practical activities.
It is a service for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues, with or without support/care workers. Located at Stanmer Park on the outskirts of Brighton, it allows you to help with a range of outdoor gardening projects. People can do as much or as little work as they feel able to.Find out more »
Creative Future aims to inspire aspiration and artistic excellence amongst marginalised artists and writers. They aim to increase their confidence, enabling them to re-engage in the community by offering publishing and exhibiting opportunities to ‘get their work out there’; challenging their own and other people’s perception of their potential. They are a bridge from the margins to the mainstream.Find out more »