As of 1 April 2020, Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) and Sussex Oakleaf merged to become one organisation. Both organisations have long histories of providing essential frontline services to those that need it most and by coming together as one organisation, it is our intention that we can support more people and have a greater impact than we would have apart.
We have put together some answers to the most frequently asked questions below which we hope will help you to understand how this merger will take shape and what effect there may be on you.
If you have any further or more specific questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01444 459517
Coming together as one organisation means that in time, we will be able to expand our reach and influence and will be able to provide more support to more people.
We have been working hard over many months to try and make this transition as smooth as possible. We have spoken to many of our clients to try and understand what their concerns might be and have considered these while developing our integration plans.
If you are worried and feeling anxious then we want you to feel comfortable talking to us. You can speak to your regular support workers if you have one, or to any of our staff and volunteers who will be only too to help.
You can also contact us using all of our usual phone numbers and email addresses.
While both brands are staying in place right now, we are exploring ideas for a new identity for both organisations. That could mean a new name, logo and colour scheme.
However, the identity of an organisation is much more than just its name, or the colour used on its leaflets and website. It is about our values and our ethos. In that respect, BHT and Sussex Oakleaf are already very similar, and it is our intention that these strengths remain and become the core of any new identity.
BHT has a designated Data Protection Lead who is tasked with upholding the rights of everyone we collect information about, and ensuring we meet our responsibilities to keep your information safe and use it appropriately.
If you would like to ask questions about how your information is used or raise a concern you can email [email protected] or write to Sunil Desai, Data Protection Lead, BHT, 144 London Road, Brighton BN1 4PH.
From 1 April 2020 all Sussex Oakleaf staff were TUPED over to BHT and all new employees will become employees of BHT even if they are working within Sussex Oakleaf branded services.
In recognition of their commitment to their staff, BHT has been awarded accreditation from Investors in People (Silver), Disability Confident, Time to Change and Living Wage employer. We offer a wide range of benefits and a rewarding work environment.
You can find out more about BHT here: https://www.bht.org.uk/
- Make a one off donation
- Set up a regular gift to safeguard the future of our services
- Volunteer your time
If you would like your donation to go towards a specific BHT or Sussex Oakleaf project then let us know. Email [email protected] and our team will be in touch to find out more.The generosity of our supporters is what makes us so successful in transforming the lives of our clients, so thank you for your support.