An Online Youth Programme

Look Sussex Zoom

The TDC Youth team works primarily in the North and East of Brighton & Hove. Our varied youth work programme normally includes regular youth clubs, detached youth work, youth-specific consultations and participation work as well as dedicated one-to-one support on health and wellbeing issues. Young people can talk to their youth workers in their own … Read more

Volunteer power – A foodbank copes with quadrupling demand

The Vale Community Centre Food Bank is a Craven Vale Community Association project. They experienced a rise from 25 to almost 100 households at peak in lockdown. To meet this demand, they were supported to move site to the closed Edge Community Centre and merge with the Pankhurst Area. Sim, the lead volunteer, set about … Read more

Community led – a new food hub is formed

The Phoenix Residents’ Group is an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people in the Phoenix area of Brighton and nearby. As the Covid-19 crisis unfolded, Sarah, Chair and Amy-Lou, secretary, coordinated local action. They brought in local stakeholders like Hyde Housing, the council and the local community forum. It became apparent that the … Read more

Resilient community response to lockdown: A foodbank adapts.

As the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown continue to impact some of the most vulnerable in our communities, we are sharing stories about some of the awesome individuals and communities making such a positive difference across Brighton & Hove. This second collection of hero stories will focus on how our communities and … Read more

Delicious food and positive messages to NHS workers

Maha food for NHS workers

For the next few weeks, we’ll continue to share uplifting stories about some of the wonderful initiatives and ideas that have come about as community heroes across Brighton & Hove take action to look after one another throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. As news of the pandemic began to spread and the government took action to … Read more

Anna is cooking! – and improving English skills along the way

MESH Brighton

As highlighted in our post earlier this week, people from minority ethnic backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic due to a number of factors and barriers. Our MESH programme addresses the inequality caused by the communication barrier by improving access to language learning opportunities. Cicely Lloyd works on this programme which we … Read more

Overcoming the language barrier for Bangladeshi women

Over the last few months it’s been incredible to witness how the people of Brighton & Hove have adapted to the Covid-19 crisis. The many groups, organisations and individuals we work with across the city were already dealing with significant inequalities which have only intensified as the crisis has unfolded. These community champions are now … Read more

Summer activities 2020

Are you aged 11-18 and live in Whitehawk, Bristol Estate, Manor, Woodingdean, Saltdean or Rottingdean?  Join our youth team for some activities this summer. Get in touch with Caroline Vitta 07481 896892 or [email protected] for more details. 

A tribute to Barry Hulyer

TDC is very sad to be sharing the news that our founder, friend and community development legend Barry Hulyer died earlier this month. Barry set up TDC from scratch in 2000, with the aim of sharing values driven, empowering community development work across our city. His creation has gone on to thrive as an impactful … Read more

Solidarity and celebration this Refugee Week

  Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees, this year it takes place between 15th and 21st June. At TDC we are proud to support Brighton’s refugee community and this week we come together with them in celebration and solidarity. We deliver a range of services to Brighton’s … Read more

Volunteers’ Week 2020 – Thank you!

  The week of June 1st – 7th marks Volunteers’ Week – that time of the year when we give a huge thank you and a big shout out in recognition of the huge impact our amazing volunteers make. We simply couldn’t do what we do without them, and their contribution has become even more … Read more

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