Our Work with the Albanian Community in Brighton and Hove

The Vision of the Project Strengthen Albanians pride and belonging and build aspirations of our younger members. Improve integration in Brighton & Hove community and remove barriers to accessing services Reduce discrimination and improve understanding of Albanian culture in Brighton & Hove community. From our Community Engagement Worker,  Sonila Deda In some ways it was … Read more

Craven Vale’s Annual Wassail Returns

The Craven Vale Community Centre were delighted to be able to hold their annual Wassail after last year’s Covid-19 disruptions. They hosted their own version of this ancient tradition last Saturday to bless their orchard of 70 fruit trees scattered around the estate.  Wassaliling is a pagan ceremony where groups of people gather to bless … Read more

The Bevy Responds to Local Need with LGBTQ Events

The Bevy — a community run pub in East Brighton — door-knocked their neighbourhood in 2019 to identify gaps in their outreach in the community. One of these gaps was the lack of specific provision for LGBTQ residents. Subsequently, a Switchboard report on the impact of Covid-19 on LGBTQ communities highlighted that residents all over … Read more

TDC’s Vaccine Confidence Programme Reaches Out

As lockdown eases and vaccination provides more protection, TDC has been working with vulnerable communities to support vaccine confidence.  We have been out and about talking about vaccination with  people from different communities. Our social prescriber Maha and volunteer Clare have visited a local Mosque, providing information to encourage people to get vaccinated as soon … Read more

Reviewing the First Year of Community Roots

TDC is one of the partner organisations of Community Roots, a network of non-clinical mental health services that help people find the right support for them. This network is the first of its kind in Sussex. One of our key aims is to ensure that no matter where people enter the mental health system, they can … Read more

Help Staying Healthy with TDC and Active Sussex

The challenges of the last year mean that wellbeing has never been more important. Particularly for the members of our Black and minority ethnic community — who figures show have been disproportionately affected by the recent pandemic. That’s why TDC and Active Sussex have been working in partnership to support local people by encouraging greater … Read more

Healthy Neighbourhood Fund 2020/21 Review

In 2020/21 TDC’s Healthy Neighbourhood Fund gave out over 100 grants, supporting 4,600 people. We supported local community partners to form panels and make funding decisions, giving support to projects right across the city from Portslade to Bevendean, Whitehawk to Hollingbury, and beneficiaries included art clubs, community gardens,  self-defense classes, shopping trollies for food banks, … Read more

Communities Tackling Covid

Our communities in Brighton and Hove have done some amazing things to support each other through this extremely challenging year of the Covid-19 pandemic. To showcase some of their amazing achievements TDC has made a series of films with Big Egg Films to investigate how our communities have responded to the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 … 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

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