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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 Closing Early Monday 6th February

The centre will be closing early at 1.30pm on Monday 6th February for staff training. Lunch will be at 12.30 instead of 1.00pm and we will be clearing the building ...
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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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BUCFP centre closed

Centre closed Monday 27th for Development Day

The centre will be closed on Monday 27th for Development Day. Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause ...
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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 QI Gong class every Tuesday from 24th January 2.20 – 3.30pm

New Well Being Class – Easy Qi Gong

Starting Tuesday 24th January 2.20 – 3.30pm with Claudia. Qi Gong is like Tai Chi, come along and feel fitter, invigorated and calmer. Suggested £2.00 donation/fee ...
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BUCFP primitive skills workshops

Primitive Skills/Firecraft Workshops

Starting Wednesday 25th January, 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 Alex Procter

Bye Alex!

On Tuesday 25th October we bid farewell to Alex, who has worked at the centre since June 2015. Alex is imaginative,expansive, dedicated and has been a dynamic and supportive colleague ...
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Volunteer Day 2016 Photo Gallery

This is a few pictures taken on the day - if you couldn't make it thanks for all your hard work and maybe see you next time! ...
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Training for new office volunteers

On Monday 7th, we ran our first 'Welcome to the Office Session' for new office volunteers. This is designed for volunteers who are about to start in the office, 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 in the Main Area to help Centre Users to access online forms, price ...
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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

  • 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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  • £2 Buys a meal for someone hungry
  • £5 Pays travelling expenses for a volunteer
  • £20 Pays for a child's place in the playroom