Youth Voices: Improving Access to Support Services

The Trust for Developing Communities (TDC) is facilitating a youth peer-research study into improving ethnically diverse young people’s access to support services in Brighton & Hove.  TDC have recruited and trained a diverse group of young people to design and deliver this research study as peer researchers, working alongside TDC staff.  The focus of this … Read more

How a Few Words Saved My Life

When Irene was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2020, she was so grateful for all her family support. However, she was even more grateful to the kind words of encouragement that prompted her to check her breasts.   A nurse prompted me to check myself  I was initially prompted to examine my breasts after going … Read more

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Act on Cancer Together will be busy this month encouraging people in Brighton and Hove to examine their chest regularly for anything that isn’t normal for them. To get a free monthly text reminder to check yourself text REMIND ME to 82228 or go to this sign up … Read more

Busy Turn Out for Our First Inclusive Job Fair

Last week we held our first Inclusive Job Fair at the Brighthelm Centre in partnership with the Brighton Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Work and Pensions The auditorium was full of stalls representing employers from across the city. We publicised the event with flyers, posters and social posts translated into Ukrainian, Arabic and … Read more

The BMWs cycle the undercliff to Ovingdean

The BMWs — The Brighton Multicultural Women’s Cycling Club  formed in 2021 as a Covid safe activity for TDC’s MESH project, in partnership with Brighton Bike Hub. Recently they went on a group ride to celebrate The Great Big Green Week, the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect … Read more

Two new groups of students kick off a new term on our Finding Your Way course

Our course Finding Your Way  — which has helped scores of women and other marginalised groups into employment, volunteering and training — is kicking off again this autumn with two classes running from September to November.  The courses are running in Brighton near Preston Park and in Hove. The course in Hove has free childcare … Read more

Our Peer Educators Reach Thousands of People Across the City with Vaccine Confidence Message

In the early summer of 2021 Brighton and Hove City Council identified a need for the mobile vaccination unit sessions across the city to be more welcoming for people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities including visitors, migrants, and refugees. Peer education is a tried and tested approach to health promotion where community members … Read more

Beautiful Henna Designs for Our Young Women’s Groups

Recently our Young Women’s Groups in North and East Brighton were visited by Henna artist Huda of Henna by Huda, who created some beautiful intricate designs for them. Huda first encountered TDC through our Multicultural Employability Support Hub: MESH. She previously shared her skills at TDC with with Learn Around the World, creating henna designs … Read more

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