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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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Job Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Volunteer Co-ordinator at Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project. Part time 25 hours per week £25,951 – £27,668 (Pro rata) + 2% employers ...
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Centre Meeting Friday 23rd June

The Trustees would like to invite all Volunteers, Members and Centre users to a meeting on Friday 23rd June 11.00am in the main area. Any items you  would like on ...
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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

This class is currently onhold while the tutor is away Starting Wednesday 25th January, learn techniques and technology dating back 5000 years! No fun unless it’s plugged in? Maybe daisy ...
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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

  • 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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  • £1 Buys someone a coffee
  • £2 Buys a meal for someone hungry
  • £5 Pays travelling expenses for a volunteer
  • £20 Pays for a child's place in the playroom