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TDC NEWS Spring 2021

Welcome to TDC's Spring newsletter. During this third lockdown TDC has, once again, found ways to deliver essential services and support our communities.
This newsletter highlights a few of them.

We might be feeling hopeful that the end of lockdown is in sight, but that doesn't mean that pandemic life has stopped being hard just yet. Covid Brighton & Hove is still here to connect you to help and support.

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Food Safety Training Session Delivered Online

In March TDC partnered with training company Square Lemon to provide food safety training to Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s Group. The group had requested the training as they host community food events.

All the sessions were translated and delivered via zoom, including a revision session and the final exam. 

"The women at the workshop felt comfortable and the workshop was very helpful, they had a good time. I am very happy to help the community."
Interpreter and former workshop participant

TDC's Youth Workers still working through Lockdown

In January, as we all got used to being locked down again, TDC's Youth Team got busy with a range of ways to stay in touch with young people in Brighton and Hove.

You can read about the incredible range of support we've been providing to young people
here on our blog.
Intergenerational Pen Pals Fight Loneliness
Lockdown has increased loneliness. Two groups that we know have really been feeling the effects, are young people -- who haven't been able to see their friends as easily -- and older people who are often isolated.

TDC’s Ageing Well project and TDC’s Youth Team got together to combat the isolation by creating an Intergenerational Penpals project.

New Short Film Explains Sussex Violence Reduction Partnership

The Sussex Violence Reduction Partnership (Sussex VRP) is an innovative partnership tackling the root causes of serious violent crime in Sussex to protect young people and make our communities safer. TDC is one of the Partnership Projects for this initiative working with young people.

TDC's Youth Work Director features in this new film explaining more about the project.

Computer Workshops for Women with Limited English
TDC's project MESH supports migrants, refugees and asylum seekers as they integrate themselves into the community of Brighton and Hove. For some of these people the lockdowns have been extremely isolating.

Over three weeks in February this year MESH provided online sessions offering Computer Help with Easy English for women who had low level IT skills and low level English.

This digital inclusion course began by teaching the women how to use Zoom, including chat, renaming, the hands up feature and more. This was followed up with a session on email, including using the inbox, reply all and CCing. The final session was about how to find information on the web, including using facebook and online safety and privacy. 

 There was positive feedback from all participants, and requests for a follow up course.
Area Networking Dates


TDC and our partners hold regular sessions for service providers and community group leaders to meet one another, share information and find ways to work collaboratively. These sessions are divided into four areas across the city, North, Central, East and West. The latest dates are below.

If you would like to join our networking sessions please get in touch

We host these events in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council and the Hangleton and Knoll Project.

Young People Help Out in Their Community

To finish off, here's a story from our blog about a project that took place at the end of 2020. 

Just before Christmas our Youth Team and Albion in the Community launched our Youth Action Project in Whitehawk. The project was created with young people in the summer of 2020 and received Youth Led Grant Funding to pay for training, resources and an end of project celebration. 


You can read more about the project here.

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