Food insecurity is the highest it has ever been according to 2022 national research from the Food Foundation. Brighton Women’s Centre is part of a coalition of 44 community organisations supporting people in poverty who rely on us for food. The Brighton & Hove Emergency Food Network have come together to call on the Government … Read more

Our ToyBox Early Years manager Gemma Turner has made it into the top 10 Finalists for The 2021 Famly’s Children’s Champion of the year!   “Early years is where my heart is. My mission will always be to create a wrap-around service that supports the family as a whole and recognises the importance of early years. … Read more

ToyBox Early Years has received £5,000 funding from the Sussex Community Foundation, enabling the Ofsted-registered pre-school to continue to provide affordable and accessible childcare to women and families in Brighton & Hove. ToyBox do not ask for any hidden fees on top of the Early Years Funding Entitlement that 3 to 5-year-olds are offered. This … Read more

Brighton Women’s Centre are taking part in the Women and Girls Match Fund 2022 to raise £20,000 in just one week! We need to raise vital funds to ensure that our low-cost Women’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Service can continue to provide specialist support for self-identifying women who are struggling with suicidal thoughts as a result … Read more

Brighton-based charity, BWC, has received a National Lottery grant of almost £275,000 to expand its mental health and well-being support to women across the South East. The grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, will allow BWC to extend its services further across East and West … Read more

A Christmas Gift

To coincide with #Giving Tuesday, Brighton Women’s Centre today launched ‘A Christmas Gift’ Crowdfunding campaign to support women living with fear, insecurity and loneliness. More than 490 women received support from BWC during 2020-2021, a 13% increase on the previous year despite adapting to remote working during the pandemic. With the increase in demand, we … Read more

JUSTICE podcast interviews Lisa Dando, the Director of Brighton Women’s Centre. Lisa discusses the real need for gender-specific services and the importance of community alternatives to prison. BWC work closely with women in the Criminal Justice System, understanding that it is often women who have most experienced a lifetime of trauma and abuse who can get … Read more

Joint statement from women’s centres and women’s specialist providers about plans to build new women’s prison places. We condemn in the strongest terms the plans unexpectedly announced on Saturday 23 January to build 500 new women’s prison places. This plan flies in the face of all the evidence built up over years (including official Government … Read more

19 March 2021 We Deserve To Feel Safe BWC stands in solidarity with the women and girls across the country who have been saddened and angered by recent events. BWC has always prioritised its work to protect and increase the safety of women, both in the home and in public places, and deplores violence against … Read more

Latest TV Presenter, Anya Cooper, speaks to Lisa Dando from Brighton Women’s Centre.