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

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

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

Refugee week 2019

During Refugee Week 2019 (17–23 June) people across the city celebrated the contribution that refugees & migrants have made and continue to make to Brighton & Hove. This year’s theme was ‘You, Me and Those Who Came Before’.  On Sunday 23rd, members of TDC’s Equalities and Inclusion team attended Sanctuary on Sea’s flagship Refugee Week event, Together. Largely … Read more

Volunteering at TDC

By Temi Oguntolu, student volunteer on our Department of Health volunteering project.  Volunteering with The Trust for Developing Communities (TDC) was a positive experience for me, it was here that I understood how to juggle different roles and ensure that I did my best. There were many times I thought I had to drop it … Read more

Chattri Memorial Service

TDC met with old friends and new at the Chattri Memorial Service on Sunday 9th June to remember all the Indian soldiers who fought on the Western Front in the First World War. The service included prayers and hymns, wreath laying, an address by the High Commissioner and reply by the Lord Lieutenant. This trip … Read more

Volunteering at TDC

by Nichola Dixon, volunteer on our Department of Health volunteering project I wanted to be part of this volunteering project at the Trust for Developing Communities (TDC) because I was interested in working with the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities with the purpose of increasing awareness about mental health and wellbeing. I am a … Read more

BME Wellbeing Fair 2019

Here is a full list of the organisations at our 2019 Wellbeing Fair, find them on twitter here: • The Trust for Developing Communities - (MESH and Social Prescribing) • Sussex Interpreting Services • Southdown • Mind in Brighton and Hove • Brighton Housing Trust • Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service • Mindout • Changes Ahead • Synergy Creative Community • Diabetes UK • BMECP Centre • The Chattri Memorial Group • LGBT Switchboard • Brighton and Hove Buses • Voices in Exile • • Bahá'is of Brighton and Hove • BeeZee Bodies • Healthy Lifestyles Team, Brighton and Hove City Council • The Hangleton & Knoll Project • Macmillan Horizon Centre • Possability People • Martlets Hospice in Hove • Oral Health • Brighton and Hove Sexual Health and Contraception • Impetus Brighton and Hove • YMCA Right Here • Healthwatch Brighton and Hove • RISE • Albion in the Community • Terrence Higgins Trust • Communities, Equality and Third Sector Team, BHCC • Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group • Transport Planner • Welfare Rights Team • BHCCCommunity Safety Casework Team, anti-social behaviour (ASB) • Impact Initiatives • Amaze • East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service • The Carers Centre/Carers Hub.

Our annual BME Wellbeing Fair took place this year on Tuesday 2nd April. The event was a chance for people to connect with and learn about some of the services available across Brighton & Hove to help improve health and wellbeing. We worked in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, The Hangleton & Knoll … Read more

Brighton & Hove’s first ever BME volunteer fair

On Saturday 16th March 2019 we enjoyed hosting Brighton & Hove’s first ever BME Volunteer Fair at the BMECP in central Brighton. In partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, the Department of Health and Sussex Interpreting Services the aim was to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to volunteer across the city.  The event was a great … Read more

Supporting the Chinese Elders

Chinese Elders TDC Community Development Brighton

By Sayanti Banerjee, BME engagement and link worker.  This  year, TDC have continued our longstanding work with the Chinese Elders – a local Chinese older people’s group that meets weekly. Group members exchange knowledge and information about citywide services and celebrate Chinese festivals together. PC Tang the interpreter for the group has been volunteering for … Read more

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