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

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

Yoga for Teenagers

Yoga for Teenagers is an exciting new project to introduce yoga to young people in Brighton. An initiative of our youth team, the group will be promoting the benefits of yoga–the physical benefits of increasing strength, flexibility and balance but more importantly the other benefits to well-being such as helping to manage anxiety, stress, giving better sleep, … Read more

Protect Youth Services campaigners win Star of the Year award

Congratulations to our Star of the Year winners Protect Youth Services. Photograph by Sam Stephenson for The Argus

On Sunday 2nd July, finalists of the Argus Youth In Action awards gathered at the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer for the annual awards ceremony – a fantastic event which saw our region’s children and young people celebrated and lauded for their incredible achievements. Over the past few months, nominations have poured in from … Read more

Youth in Action Awards 2017

We’re very proud to be co-sponsoring the much-loved Argus Youth in Action Awards this year – an annual opportunity to give recognition to truly inspirational young people in Sussex. In collaboration with the British Airways i360, we are sponsoring the “Star of the Year” award. This will go to a young person who has been acknowledged for … Read more

Update on Youth Services

At the end of February, Brighton & Hove City Council approved their final budget. Thankfully the youth services were not slashed by the drastic 80% that was initially proposed, but were cut by about 15% meaning that around £645,000 remains in the city’s youth budget this year. This was welcome news – securing vital services … Read more

Protect Youth Services – Latest TV interview

TDC’s Youth Team Project manager Adam Muirhead recently appeared on Latest TV talking about the proposed cuts to Youth Services. Watch the entire interview here:   Read what else TDC’s youth team are saying about the cuts:  Eva Baker on The importance of youth work, and why we should fight to protect it.  Lewin Kjaer talks … Read more

Reaching the boundaries

Last Autumn, Lewin Kjaer joined our youth team as a youth activities worker. Since then, he has been working in youth centres in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Brighton & Hove. Following the recent threats to youth funding, Lewin felt compelled to write this heartfelt piece about the difficulties young people face today, the … Read more

Cutting youth services now will cost the city more in the future

For every £1 we spend on youth work in the city, TDC, as part of the Youth Collective, calculate a saving to Brighton and Hove Council of £5.56 further down the line. Young kids who are being bullied; struggling with eating disorders; battling mental health issues; suffering abuse at home; dropping out of school; thinking about … Read more

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