New Short Film Explains Sussex Violence Reduction Partnership

The Sussex Violence Reduction Partnership (Sussex VRP) is an innovative partnership tackling the root causes of serious violent crime in Sussex to protect young people and make our communities safer. TDC is one of the Partnership Projects for this initiative working with young people. Our Youth Work Director features in this new film explaining more about … Read more

Intergenerational Pen Pals Scheme fights Loneliness

“Are you like me? You hear the sound of the letter box and you go to retrieve the mail, hoping there might be something more than the usual junk mail?” Lockdown has increased loneliness. Two groups that we know have really been feeling the effects, are young people — who can’t see their friends as … Read more

Our Youth Workers Are Still Working

As we all got used to being locked down again, TDC’s Youth Team got busy with a range of ways that we could stay in touch with young people in Brighton and Hove. Online Support The team are reaching out to young people to just check on how they are doing and offer support if … Read more

Young People Help Out in their Community 

Just before Christmas our Youth Team and Albion in the Community launched our Youth Action Project in Whitehawk. The project was created with young people in the summer of 2020 and received Youth Led Grant Funding to pay for training, resources and an end of project celebration. The project offers young people the chance to … Read more

Youth Work Week 2020

Youth Work Week 2020 took place last week and gave us the chance to celebrate our awesome Youth Team and raise awareness of the phenomenal Youth Work that they deliver. An initiative of the National Youth Agency, the theme of Youth Work Week 2020 was “Ambitious for Youth Work!”.  Our team used this theme to … Read more

Report – The NHS, COVID – 19 and Lockdown: The Black, Asian, Minoritised Ethnic and Refugee Experience in Brighton and Hove

In July 2020, TDC and five partners: Sussex Interpreting Services, Hangleton & Knoll Project, Voices in Exile, Network of International Women and Fresh Youth Perspectives, surveyed 310 people from Black, Asian, minoritised ethnic, refugee and migrant communities in Brighton and Hove to find out about their experiences of the NHS, Covid-19 and lockdown. Dr Anusree … Read more

Area networking goes online

TDC Community Development Brighton Hove

In each of four areas across the city, TDC and our partners hold regular sessions for service providers to meet one another, share information and find ways to ​support community members by working collaboratively. Over the past year or so we have seen these sessions, formerly known as “hub networking”, grow in popularity and these … Read more

New Networks in Hollingdean

Community Development is a relational tool and is largely about getting the right people in the room talking to each other. The recent Covid-19 crisis saw us finding different ways to do this, using online and telephone communication, but also linking up with new people and groups that were emerging out of people’s desire to … Read more

Delivering Newsletters in the West of Hove 

West Hove newsletters Community Development

Communication has been crucial during the Covid-19 pandemic as normal channels have been disrupted and people have needed to swiftly find new ways of interacting with each other. Our teams across the city have worked with Brighton & Hove City Council as well as local services in each of their areas to create local community … Read more

PPE for care workers

Over the past few weeks we’ve been sharing stories about some of the inspiring community initiatives that have surfaced from the Covid-19 crisis. This week we focus on some of the work being done to reduce isolation and loneliness. According to a government report released early this year, loneliness can have a hugely negative impact … Read more

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