We are a charity offering advice, support, courses and creative crafts. Our home is a friendly, spacious community learning centre on the east side of Brighton. We serve the local community as well as residents across the city.

Learning to make life better.

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Welcome Saturday! May 21

The kettle’s on and there’s a FREE hot, buttery crumpet and cup of tea, or coffee, with your name on it.
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LearnEvents & Room HireFood & Catering

Advice, support, guidance. Work on a one-to-one basis with one of our advisers.

Help with budgeting and getting into work.

Courses to boost your confidence, your skills - or simply for fun.

Explore our Learn section above or phone to speak to our learning team, book a course, or make an appointment. Crafters should browse our Create & Craft courses that are constantly updated.

Bright spacious rooms & event spaces

We offer room hire, event and catering services to individuals, local businesses and organisations. The revenue we generate from these activities helps support our learning and advice work.

For details of our latest offers speak to our Events Manager Sam Courtney.

Explore our Food & Space section.

Catering for weddings, celebrations, Christenings, funerals, business events...

Delicious freshly made food. Affordable lunches and tasty snacks, including home made cakes. Light, bright location. Friendly staff.

The Bridge Kitchen looks after our cafe. It also provides our catering service (on site and delivered to third party locations).

"Everything was beautifully presented and on time; the staff couldn't have been more helpful and charming ; and the best bit - the food was delicious. My 220 very demanding guests just loved it!" Pippa Smith, Tea Dance Producer, Brighton Dome

“Mary has shown a remarkable passion for passing on the skills and knowledge she built up during her own career."
David Cameron

Looking for a job? We can help

Weekly job club - find local vacancies, get advice on employers and agencies, help with CVs and letters, identify your strengths and skills.

  • Computer access
  • "Better off in work" calculator
Careers Advice Training through volunteering

Free information, advice & guidance sessions

We have trained, experienced and friendly advisers.

Support is available to anyone enrolling on a course at The Bridge.

Advice & Support