Communities and voluntary sector organisations
Our diverse communities and active community and voluntary sector help make up Brighton & Hove’s rich fabric.
We’ve been working hard to provide up-to-date health information and advice to community and voluntary sector organisations.
We are currently looking at how to help co-ordinate the many offers of help and volunteering that are being made in the city. Find out how to help those most at risk.
Message from our Community Engagement Team
Following government guidance, all non-essential meetings are cancelled until at least Thursday 30 April.
Meetings that are cancelled include any residents meetings such as Leaseholder Action Group, Service Improvement Groups and other citywide meetings.
Currently, the only meeting that are not yet cancelled are Area Panels. This is due to them being part of the council’s constitution and linked to Housing Committee.
However advice is for anyone over 70 or those with any conditions that would mean they are entitled to a flu vaccine would be NOT to attend any meetings or group gatherings and to socially isolate.
The decision to cancel meetings is to protect the welfare of everyone. We appreciate this might be disappointing you but we are currently working on alternatives to face-to-face meetings and will update you with these as soon as we have tried and tested different options.
Guidance on faith settings and places of worship
The Muslim Council of Britain has issued guidance for mosques, madrasas and Umrah pilgrims.
The Methodist Church has issued advice on attending church.
The Church of England has issued guidance for churches.
The Catholic Church has issued guidance for parishes.
How to report a hate incident
There have been some reports of discrimination directed against our international communities. We will never accept discrimination in any form against one community or another.
Hate incidents can be reported to the Community Safety Team at Brighton & Hove City Council by:
- email to CommunitySafety.Casework@brighton-hove.gov.uk
- phone on 01273 292 735 (in an emergency always call the police on 999)
- completing our online anti-social behaviour and hate incident reporting form
Hate incidents can also be reported to the police. Visit the Sussex Police website for details or call 101 (or 999 in an emergency).