Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project(BUCFP) has been providing front line services such as advice, practical support, cheap food, educational and leisure activities to the unemployed, economically inactive and low-waged in Brighton for over 32 years.

  • BUCFP provides a safe and welcoming community for anyone who wants it.
  • BUCFP provides the means and opportunity for people to make changes in their lives.
  • We are not aiming to change anyone.
  • You can come here and be yourself.

Since becaming a registered charity in 1994 BUCFP is entirely dependent on grants and donations to continue it’s vital work supporting vulnerable and marginalised people in Brighton.

Everyone at BUCFP would like to thank all of our funders who make this much loved centre and its vital services possible.


Job Vacancy: Food Project Co-ordinator

£25,450 per year pro rata for 25 hours per week. Responsible for all elements of food preparation, education and information in our busy community centre. Closing date for applications: 4pm on Friday 20th November 2015.


ESOL English Lessons on Tuesday

New free ESOL lessons. Tuesday mornings 11am – 12.30pm with Lucinda & Emily. Find us in the downstairs classroom. All welcome!

BUCFP Tilgate Park outing 2015

Tilgate Park Outing 2015

Our annual trip to Tilgate Park took place on Friday August 21st this year. It was fully booked with a waiting list weeks in advance! Volunteers, workers and centre regulars had a great time visiting the gardens and… Read More

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BUCFP taking part in Brighton Digital Festival 2015

We are really excited to announce we were successful in getting funding through Grassroots Awards to put an event on for this year’s Brighton Digital Festival!

Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

Centre Open Full Time From October 2015

We are finally able to announce with great pleasure that we will be reopening on Mondays from October 5th 2015. The centre will be open Monday 10am-2pm, Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm from October 5th 2015.


Felting Workshops

The lovely Claire will be running workshops to felt a world map and self portraits. These are part of our ongoing Journeys art project.


Prepare for your citizenship test

If you are applying to become a British citizen, you will have to prove your knowledge of the English language, which can be achieved by obtaining a ESOL qualification at Entry Level 3. ESOL courses are regularly run… Read More


Financial & Digital Inclusion

We currently have a volunteer in every morning between 10.00am and 1.00pm to offer computer support sessions in the Main Area to help Centre Users to access online forms, price comparisons, banking and job search.  They will also… Read More


We Are Not The Other Unemployed Centre

We were shocked to hear of the recent troubles hitting the Brighton & Hove TUC Unemployed Workers Centre and would like to express our sincerest sympathy to the workers, volunteers and centre visitors affected. We would also like… Read More