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As a church, we are always ready to offer spiritual help and counsel. Sometimes, however, there are times when we need specialist or specific advice or information on matters such as debt, benefits and the like. In such cases, we recommend the St Luke's Advice service. Here are their contact details:
St Luke's Advice Service
18 Exeter Street
Tel: 01273 549203
For information about FOOD BANKS, we would recommend that you contact either the Hangleton and West Blatchington Food Bank or the Brighton & Hove City Mission, who run a Basics Bank, that includes food etc and other help. They can also refer you to other food banks nearer to hand if necessary.
HANGLETON & WEST BLATCHINGTON FOOD BANK
They aim to provide food to individuals and families who find themselves in crisis or urgent need. It is open every Wednesday between 12.30-2.30 p.m. at St George's Church Hall, Court Farm Road, Hove, BN3 7QR. It is run by volunteers from St. George's Catholic Church and St. Peter's Anglican church.
They offer a hot or cold drnk and a chat, with people who may be able to point you in the right direction for assistance. They then accompany you to collect a parcel from their range of tinned and dried goods. To receive a parcel you must be referred by a local agency such as Social Services, your GP, Church, School or Community Support organisation.
For more information, phone or email:
BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY MISSION
Administrative Centre: 01273 609484
Basics Bank: 01273 695330
Basics Bank: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Count: email@example.com
Brighton and Hove City Mission,
Calvary Church Building,
Brighton, BN1 4NJ
PREGNANCY ADVICE - ALTERNATIVES
Alternatives exists to support those facing an unplanned pregnancy. This suuport includes free pregnancy testing, confidential counselling, ongoing support, information on options, adoption advice and support, baby clothing up to one year of age, post-abortion counselling, counselling after a miscarriage or stillbirth. Alternatives offers space and time for women to make a fully informed decision. We are a member organisation of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics and practice. For more information about us please check our website at www.alternatives-brighton.org
84-86 London Road
KEYS Community Detox
If you want to be free from alcohol or drug addiction this church-based community detox service may be able to help you. They use a Christian recovery programme using the 12-steps adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous.
Based at St. Peter's Church in Brighton.
Call 01273 698182
Off the Fence - Project Anti-freeze for rough sleepers
Our outreach teams are on the streets in the evenings seeking to meet the basic needs of those who are homeless and sleeping rough. We also open our drop in centre 4 days a week providing specific care, including help with housing, benefits and addiction issues.
This life-saving work is only possible because of the generosity of those who support us by giving their time, money and other gifts that are so desperately needed. Giving a warm pair of socks doesn’t cost much but makes a huge difference to someone who is homeless in Brighton & Hove.
37 Portland Road
Tel: 01273 774140
Fax: 08444 438262
Our office is open weekdays 9am-5pm.