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A combination of high rent, low wages, and the barrier of initial housing deposits is making it impossible for many young people to move out of supported accommodation. #ExpectDelays #HelpToRent #UKhousing
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We'd love your support this #GivingTuesday, whether it's a donation or a pledge to do a fundraising activity. We accept donations from £2 upwards, and every £ goes a long way to support young people and families.

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Right Here Brighton and Hove were on BBC's Sunday Politics show talking about youth mental health and self-harm. Find out more and watch a clip here. #mentalhealth #wellbeing #selfharm  #brighton #hove

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YMCA Sussex Central and YMCA Guildford have now merged - we are called YMCA DownsLink Group.

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One of our projects, Right Here, has been granted TWO awards in the last week! It won a silver Hear by Right award, and an award in Positive Practice in Mental Health

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Sussex Central YMCA will be starting a free counselling and emotional wellbeing service for 13-25 year olds in Whitehawk. This is a pilot funded by Brighton & Hove City Council for a year and our partners, Impact Initiatives, will operate a similar service in Moulsecoomb.
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The WiSE Project has successfully secured £4,100 to support the development of campaign materials to raise awareness of sexual exploitation in the night time economy in Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings. The award will contribute towards supporting work the project is already doing with clubs, bars, taxi drivers and hotels.
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UTCs are giving young people options and opportunities according to Lord Baker, but are they for everyone?
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