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New leader for Labour group in Brighton & Hove

James Ledward May 13, 2019

The Labour group of councillors on Brighton and Hove City Council today elected Cllr Nancy Platts as their new Group Leader. A former Labour Parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion in the 2010 General Election where she lost to Caroline Lucas MP and Brighton Kemptown in the 2015 General Election where she lost narrowly to the sitting MP, Simon Kirby by 690 votes. 

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Council searches for shelter for rough sleepers

James Ledward May 20, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council search for suitable accommodation for rough sleepers to stay overnight for new service they are planning. To help shape the proposals, their first step is to find a suitable venue which is available for up to a year. The type of premises they can secure will be a major factor on how the service develops.

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Make change count this Winter for Brighton’s homeless

James Ledward December 29, 2016

Homeless charities in Brighton & Hove join together this winter to raise awareness of how to help people living rough on the streets. Brighton Housing Trust, St Mungo’s, Pavilions, Equinox and Nightstop are highlighting what support is available in the city for people sleeping rough and offering advice on how best to help those in need.

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Rough sleeping in the city increases

James Ledward December 16, 2016

The annual review of the number rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove has taken place. The rough sleeper estimate aims to identify the current numbers of people sleeping rough in the city to make sure support and resources are allocated where most needed.

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New housing association seeks Council recognition

Gary Hart December 4, 2016

ETHRAG is the UK’s first Residents Association for exclusively for those living in Emergency and Temporary Accommodation. Emergency and Temporary Housing Residents Action Group (ETHRAG), have begun the process of being formally recognised by Brighton and Hove City Council as a recognised residents association in Brighton and Hove.

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National charity to run city’s rough sleeper service

Gary Hart July 25, 2015

St Mungo’s has helped people sleeping rough since 1969, and has developed many ground breaking rough sleeper services including the first specialist project for elderly rough sleepers, a service for those addicted to alcohol and, more recently, they set up the first Recovery College in the homelessness sector.

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