Councillors say they were left in dark over cash clawbacks from people with disabilities

Councillors were kept in the dark as Brighton and Hove City Council clawed back cash from the families of children with disabilities. Some parents spoke out after belatedly receiving letters from the council giving them little or no notice that “surplus money” would be taken from...

Councils must do more with less as autumn statement hampers our efforts on warmer homes

The government’s autumn statement was published yesterday. For local authorities across the country, it has been a nervous wait. The costs of the Conservative government’s last “mini-budget” have been reported at £30 billion. In 2020-21, the Department of Health and Social Care...
Posted On 18 Nov 2022 at 8:01 pm

Council to lend housing co-op £385k to build low-cost homes in Brighton

The council has agreed to lend a housing group £385,000 towards the cost of building low-cost homes in Brighton and Hove. The loan was agreed in principle by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Housing Committee at Hove Town Hall on Wednesday evening (16 November). The loan will...

Rock fans grasp tightly as ‘Clutch’ head to Brighton

CLUTCH + TIGERCUB + GREEN LUNG – BRIGHTON DOME 16.11.22 Clutch arrive at the Brighton Dome to promote their ‘Sunrise On Slaughter Beach’ album, the title of which is not intended in the least to mess with your mind. Support comes from Green Lung and Tigercub. Unfortunately...
Posted On 18 Nov 2022 at 6:07 pm

Brighton baby’s death could not have been predicted, according to official review

A review of the death of an 18-month-old baby in supported housing in Brighton has found that “none of the professionals involved could have predicted the appalling nature of what happened”. Asiah Kudi was found dead at Flat 3, Gochers Court, in Islingword Road, Brighton, on...
Posted On 18 Nov 2022 at 2:30 pm

Local Gig Buddies charity wins coveted award for volunteers

A Hove charity which helps adults with learning disabilities lead great social lives has received royal praise and recognition for its efforts. Stay Up Late received a Queen’s Award for its campaigning work on social care practices and its projects including Gig Buddies and...
Posted On 18 Nov 2022 at 11:38 am