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 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

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

Coriander Club Visit for the Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s Group

Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi WOmen's Group Community Development Brighton TDC

With funding from East Brighton Trust, the Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s Group (BWG) went on an educational and intergenerational trip with 25 people, 12 children and 13 adults, to the Coriander Club at Spitalfields City Farm. This was followed by a buffet lunch and a visit to East London Mosque in Tower Hamlets – one of … Read more

Pictures from A Way A Day

A Way A Day TDC Community Development Brighton

By Ratna Jan Bibi, Community Development Worker, Black & Minority Ethnic Communities (Wellbeing). On Wednesday 18th April TDC celebrated A Way A Day – a multicultural health and wellbeing event which was open to Brighton & Hove residents from minority ethnic backgrounds. This was a free and open event, designed to be celebratory, informative and engaging. The family … Read more

Thriving, not (just) surviving – Community Works Equality Symposium

Equality Symposium Brighton 2018 Community Development TDC

On Thursday 22nd February, TDC hosted a number of workshops at the Community Works 2018 Equality Symposium “Thriving, not (just) surviving” – which this year focused on hardships as experienced by members of the local BAME & D/deaf communities. TDC Community Development Worker Terry Adams arranged for two women from BAME backgrounds to attend the … Read more

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