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Supported accommodation for mothers and their babies

11th Dec 2015
Supported accommodation for mothers and their babies
Stopover 4 and 5, which offer supported accommodation to pregnant young women in Brighton, are now officially open thanks to volunteers from St Peter’s Church and donations from Brewers Paints and IB Flooring. The new houses, which offer quality accommodation to pregnant young women prior to the birth of their baby to stop the need to present as ‘homeless’ following the birth of their child. The houses also ensure that young women are placed in a safe and supportive environment with other young mothers and babies and not with the wider homeless population, which might cause extra stress and uncertainty at a time when a stable and supportive environment is so critical for the development of both mother and baby. Stopover 4 and 5 have dedicated staff on-site, with each of the women allocated an individual key worker. Key worker’s help individuals to access permanent accommodation and liaise with external agencies, as well as supporting them with developing the knowledge and skills they need to live independently. For further information contact Stevie Graves on 01273 603775 or email stevie.graves@impact-initiatives.org.uk.    ...
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Award for healthy food @ The Larches

4th Dec 2015
Award for healthy food @ The Larches
The Larches Café in Coldean has been awarded a ‘Healthy Choice’ award, as part of a joint initiative between Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove Food Partnership. The award is recognition of the efforts that the café has made to prepare, cook and serve food in a healthier way. Steps towards a healthier café include adjusting the positioning of fruit on display, in order to make it more accessible to the customer and making fruit the same price as a snack bar to make it more appealing to buy. Other changes include offering low-fat spreads on sandwiches, and salad dressings with fewer calories. Andrew Barnett, Café Manager, said: “We are continuing to serve home-made pastries, sandwiches and light lunches but ensuring that they are served with fresh salad and vegetables, cooked in as little oil as possible. Our cakes are also healthier because they are fruit based and low in...
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