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What is BUCFP?

BUCFP was set up in 1981 and is a registered charity. We provide practical support, education, advice and much more to the unemployed and those in poor living conditions, benefit claimants, the unwaged, pensioners, families and those on low incomes.

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Latest News

BUCFP centre closed

Centre Closed Mondays From 3rd April 2017

Due to funding cuts the Centre will close on Mondays with effect from the 3rd April 2017. We are all very saddened by this decision and remain optimistic that this ...
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Appeal for clothing adults & children

We are in need of good quality clothing for people who use the Centre – adults & children. Please call to make arangements to donate – Thank you ...
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Trip to Tilgate park

The Centre will be running its annual trip to Tilgate Park on Friday 18th August ...
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Volunteer Celebration Day – Thursday 21st September

The Centre will be closed on Thursday 21st September for our annual Volunteer Celebration Day. All of our volunteers are welcome to attend from 12:30 to 3:30pm for lunch and entertainment ...
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BUCFP Donated goods

Donations – please call beforehand!

We are always grateful for good condition donated goods but we are extremely short of storage space currently. Please contact Joy on 01273 671 213 or 01273 601 211 before ...
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Janine Townsend

Janine Townsend

A sad start to 2017 was the news that long-term centre user Janine Townsend had died at home. Joy Rigby knew Janine for many years and shared her memories of ...
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BUCFP primitive skills workshops

Primitive Skills/Firecraft Workshops

Starting Thursday 7th September learn techniques and technology dating back 5000 years! No fun unless it’s plugged in? Maybe daisy chains, headbands and carve a whistle? You’ll learn how to ...
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BUCFP computer room and users

Financial & Digital Inclusion

We currently have a volunteer in every morning between 10.00am and 1.00pm to offer computer support sessions to help Centre Users to access online forms, price comparisons, banking and job ...
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Room hire for community groups at Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

Room Hire

Room Hire at BUCFP – There are four rooms for hire at BUCFP during the evenings and at weekends, for use by organisations, community groups and individuals. Rooms that can ...
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Recent Comments

  • kat pope on Janine TownsendI knew Janine mostly through the Women's Centre. That would have been about 20 years ago! She was a lovely person: always friendly,
  • Marc Gurney on Primitive Skills/Firecraft WorkshopHi there, Does one need to enrol or can they can turn up on the day? Thanks Marc
  • Les Knight on Appeal for clothing adults & childrenHi, as I'm now retired, I have no need for my ties. Would you like them?
  • Bella Wheeler on Janine TownsendI am really saddened to hear of Janine's passing. I always enjoyed meeting and chatting with her at the Centre and around town.
  • Tom Blair-Fish on Janine TownsendWhile at her simple funeral, recalled my last words with Janine. Back in Dec. , sharing a quiet communion @St Peters, I was
  • Benjamin Woodling on Janine TownsendOh Janine! I'm very sad to hear that Janine is no longer treading the Brighton boards with us. She had a witty word
  • Marc Coleman on Janine TownsendR.I.P. Janine Townsend....It was an honour to have known you. I will always remember you from when we were volunteers at the brighton
  • Cathy Fagan on Janine TownsendThe Centre was "home from home" for Janine, and she was a very much a part of my experiences of BUCFP. Her bravery
  • paul on Janine TownsendReally sad to hear about the loss of janine. Great fun, very intelligent and so witty. i only got to know janine after

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BUCFP Writers Blog

BUCFP creative writing group's favourite writersWriting, drama, art, dance, photography & film  have always been nurtured at the Unemployed Centre.
This blog represents the creative writing produced by centre users without judgement, without discrimination.
All are welcome to contribute, all are welcome to view.

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