An update for you and your communities. 
TDC Update - December 2018 - The end of year edition 
Welcome to our December newsletter - an end of year update on our news and some of our successes this year. 
It's been another busy year for TDC, and our Chief Executive, Athol Hallé, begins our December newsletter with a message for you all.

Read on as our team shares their highlights of the year - we hope you enjoy reading about some of the things that have meant the most to us during 2018. For more stories of our work during the past 12 months, check out some of the articles you might have missed on our blog. 

Over the next few days we are in the process of moving our head office to a new home in central Brighton so please make sure you take note of our new details, and join us on Thursday 17th January at our 2018 AGM where you'll have the chance to find out more about our work across the city. 

Please note that our main office will be closed from 21st December and most of our staff will be taking time off or working reduced hours during the next few weeks. We'll be back on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 and looking forward to getting stuck in to the new year. 

Many thanks to all of you who have supported us throughout 2018, we wish you all the best for the festive season and a happy and healthy start to the new year. 

"2018 was my first full year at TDC and it’s a been a whirlwind to learn about the breadth of work with all the different communities across our city and the depth of the positive relationships that have been built up over the years. It’s been inspiring to meet so many people who are engaged in such great community work all around Brighton & Hove.

Highlights for me have included – seeing the progress on the Moulsecoomb NAP, such a vibrant occasion at the A Way A Day BME wellbeing event, seeing our dynamic youth workers in action and the success of the new ‘coffee and croissant’ networking events. 

2019 will see us aim to bring all of TDC’s work even more effectively together so we can further maximise our positive impact in addressing the challenges we face as a City.

It will be a great new start as we move our main office into Community Base on Queens Road, right in the heart of the City. All our Community Development Workers will still be based out and about at our community offices around the City.

During the year we will be looking to further develop our existing work in neighbourhoods, with older people, young people and BME communities. We will also be launching some new adult learning opportunities, piloting some new youth work approaches and exploring ways to more effectively engage with our members.

Wishing you all well over the festive season!"

Athol Hallé, Chief Executive - TDC

December, 2018

Please join us at our AGM which we'll be holding in the new year.

Thursday 17th January 2019, 6 – 8.30pm
at Brighthelm Community Centre

You'll have the chance to learn about TDC’s work across 
Brighton & Hove as well as meeting TDC staff, trustees, volunteers and many of the groups we work with.

Let us know you're coming - RSVP: Louise Yu Wai Shan –

It’s been another busy year for all of us at TDC. Here are the highlights of 2018 according to our team…

(Read their full highlights on the TDC blog

"I really enjoyed co-working with other TDC staff to support the Community Buildings Network in hosting the networking and information session at Community Base"

"A highlight of this year for me has been working alongside Hyde Residents on the Phoenix estate who have worked tirelessly to build a new Resident Steering Group."

"I am especially proud of my fantastic team of Youth Activity Workers and volunteers. Many of them are new to TDC and it’s been brilliant to see the team forming and getting on so well together"

"This year I came back from maternity leave to a brand new project on Social Prescribing – linking people to community services and groups to improve their health and wellbeing."

“A highlight for me this year has been working with May Road residents to help them to take back ownership of their road after several years of serious anti-social behaviour that affected the whole street. The residents formed a group that have organised clean up days, produced a newsletter which was delivered to all households in the road, and applied for funding to help beautify the street."

“I had a great time working with St George’s Hall Committee this year, trying out different activities for the community and neighbourhood in North Moulsecoomb – and most of all celebrating together at St George’s Hall Summer Party in June!"

"There were so many highlights for me this year – Mish and Maha speaking at the Equality Symposium, our BME wellbeing event, the Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s Group London Trip and our BME Wellbeing Projects Volunteer Louise joining TDC!"

“My highlight of the year was growing our youth work offer to the Pride Festival weekend. We worked with close to 1,000 teenagers over the Saturday and Sunday ensuring that the whole event was as fun and safe as possible for the benefit of the whole city."

“I have met so many wonderful people through the monthly coffee and croissant hub networking sessions I’ve been facilitating in Moulsecoomb & Bevendean and East Brighton. It has been inspiring to hear all about everyone’s sparkle moments and to help to build links between services.”

"A highlight of this year for me has been the Hollingdean Community Catch Up, particularly the project ideas and new collaborations that have sparked from the event."

"My highlight would have to be the production of the Moulsecoomb & Bevendean Neighbourhood Action Plan. A testament to the hard work going on between services and volunteers in these communities."

"This year I have particularly enjoyed working alongside our TDC Youth Team in developing our detached work across East Brighton as well as supporting the launch of a new Youth Café in Whitehawk."


“A highlight this year for me has been seeing local residents take up the opportunities to bake bread at the Stoneham Bakehouse through funding provided by Healthy Neighbourhood Fund and a taster session held for the Older People’s Festival."

"This year we started a new ‘Community Navigation Plus’ social prescribing project for people from BAME communities, and we organised 8 events across the city for the Older People’s Festival this year, a new record!"

““I’ve only been with TDC for a few weeks, but the highlight for me has been meeting everyone and hearing about all the amazing work that’s going on with communities across the city – it really brings it all to life. "

"It’s been a great year in my Older People’s work and my work for the Dementia Action Alliance. I have now created 310 Dementia Friends. It is such a privilege for me to be working in a job that gives me so much pleasure and which brings me into contact with great people."


From 2nd January 2019 TDC will be based at the Community Base hub in central Brighton. 
Please update your records with our new details:

The Trust for Developing Communities,
Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG
Tel: 01273 234 769

And finally, in case you missed any of our blog posts… about some of the work we've been involved with this year:

Community Buildings Networking and information | A visit to Look Sussex Youth Club | Digital Inclusion Network Showcase at Brighton Library | Craftea Wednesdays Community Mosaic | New Larchwood Intergenerational Supper Club | Pizza Making at the Bevy – Older People’s Festival comes to Moulsecoomb | Local and Family History Research for the Older People’s Festival | TDC Summer Programme | Bread Baking at Stoneham Bakehouse | Coldean Dementia Café | Supporting the Chinese Elders | Phoenix Estate Community BBQ | The Park Life Big Picnic – Whitehawk | Coffee and Croissant with Colleagues – Hub Networking Sessions | Moulsecoomb & Bevendean Neighbourhood Action Plan (NAP) | Coriander Club Visit for the Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s Group | Summer Holiday Fun for Young People in Moulsecoomb, Coldean and Bevendean | Healthy Neighbourhood Funds | Craven Vale Summer Jamboree | Hollingdean Community Catch Up | Tarner Festival 2018 | Youth Welfare at Brighton Pride | BevFest 2018 | Volunteering at the Trust for Developing Communities | Whitehawk Youth Café | Moulsecoomb Sports and Activities festival for Young People | St George’s Hall Community Day | An update on Yoga for teenagers | Great news for the Community Buildings Network | Neighbourhood Action Plan Eastern Road | What can you do for Dementia Action Week 2018? | C-ODE Course | Pictures from A Way A Day | Brighton Marathon 2018 – TDC runner raising funds for ADHD Aware | East Brighton Community Grants Drop-in | The Brighton & Hove Youth Collective | Hollingdean Yoga Group | A Week in The Life of a Volunteer at New Larchwood | Portslade Community Forum | Council announces increase in youth services spend | Thriving, not (just) surviving – Community Works Equality Symposium | Studying the art of breadmaking at Stoneham Bakehouse | A big thanks to our volunteers at New Larchwood | Brighton & Hove Small Groups Network | Friends of Downlands Court celebrate for the second time!
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