Brighton Women’s Centre Finds New Home For City Centre


Brighton Women’s Centre (BWC) has found a new home for its weekly city centre women-only Food Bank and Drop-in sessions.

From Wednesday 25 July the services, which are used by more than 100 women, will resume at the Assembly Rooms, St Mary’s Church, 61 St James’ Street.

The weekly Wednesday Drop-in will take place from 2 to 4pm. The weekly Food Bank Wednesday time slots will be: 2.45 to 3.15pm, 3.15 to 3.45pm & 3.45 to 4.15pm. The BWC Thursday evening Drop-In session continues at 22 Richmond Place as before.

“The continuation of these services is critical to so many women and their families,” said BWC Director Lisa Dando. “However, we recognise that many women living in outlying parts of the city are isolated and unable to access centralised services. Later in the year we are introducing weekly Drop-in sessions in Moulsecombe and Bevendene and Hangleton and Knoll to address the high levels of need that have been identified.

 “Our work will continue in partnership with Mothers Uncovered, who will organise regular groups and workshops. It will enable BWC to maintain a safe and welcoming space for our 1,000 long-term service users while ensuring we reach out to more women and meet their needs.”

BWC will continue to run all other Brighton and Hove based services from its main building at 22 Richmond Place. All other BWC services across Sussex are unaffected by the changes.

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