The Brighton based homelessness charity Brighton Housing Trust turned 50 this year and some of the ROCC team were very proud to be invited along to the British Airways i360 to join in with the celebrations.

Brighton Housing Trust originally started as a hostel in 1968 and over the last 50 years it has grown to become one of the largest charities in the Sussex area.

BHT owns almost 500 homes in and around Brighton providing additional support and services covering a range of issues facing local people from mental health and addictions to homelessness and rough sleeping.

The event was attended by many local dignataries including the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field and the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Cllr Dee Simson.

ROCC have been involved in supporting Brighton Housing Trust’s First Base Day Centre as a commercial partner. First Base Day Centre provides support services to local rough sleepers. Over the last few years ROCC staff have raised thousands of pounds to help the centre and donated large quantities of much needed products from toothpaste to gloves.

“A great evening and great support shown for BHT’s services. The speech from one of BHT’s former clients who now works for the charity and has transformed her life was very inspirational”Ash Shipon, Support Consultant at ROCC.

“I found the speech from the founders of Brighton Housing Trust both interesting and inspiring telling us the whole history of the trusts work the help Brightons homeless”Benny Coxhill, Delivery Manager at ROCC.

“The emotional and inspiring presentation from a former BHT client really highlghted the various services they offer and how each one plays a part in improving peoples lives”Alan Gould, Facilities Manager at ROCC.

 “It’s always very humbling to see the great services that BHT and the First Base Day Centre provide to people in the area. I’m just very proud that we’re able to be of help to them”Pete Luck, Director of Uniclass Operations at ROCC.

 

Posted: 17th of October 2018

 

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