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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

Registration for BUCFP Membership is now open!

Becoming a member of BUCFP enables you to vote at the AGM on Wednesday 8th November to elect our trustees. To become a member, all you need to do is ...
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Register your interest to become a trustee – BUCFP volunteers only

Registration is now open to become a trustee. The trustees are a voluntary group who are responsible for the steering of the charity. They meet monthly to make sure we ...
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Job Vacancy – Early Years lead 20 Hours part-time (permanent position)

A new opportunity has arisen in the Playroom for a part-time post of Early years lead. The post is for 20 hours per week and the pay is £19,430 pro-rata ...
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Centre Closed for Maintenance Week 23rd – 27th October

The Centre will be closed for Maintenance Week from 23rd – 27th October. This is so we can carry out vital repairs and improvements on the building and facilities. We ...
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Annual General Meeting – 29th November 12pm

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been postponed and will now take place on Wednesday 29th November at 12pm. Please collect membership forms from the front office. Updated agendas will ...
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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
  • 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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