Brighton and Hove Inclusion Project (BHIP) believes passionately that every child and young person has the right to play or socialise freely, regardless of his or her ability or need for additional support. In order to develop emotionally, socially and intellectually it is essential that children/young people have the opportunity to play and socialise. Children/young people who play and socialise together grow together, and in this way BHIP believes in the benefits to the whole community when children/young people grow up in an environment that works towards the acceptance and understanding of difference.
Since 1993 BHIP has been promoting and supporting the inclusion of all children and young people including children with disability/additional support needs and from disadvantaged backgrounds.
BHIP runs it’s own inclusive out school clubs for children aged 4 to 11years, a Youth Club for young people aged 12 to 18 years and a Volunteer Training Programme.
Staff Core Team:
- Shonge Holdgate – Finance & Office Manager
- Victoria Gaskell-Watkins – After School Club Supervisor
- Naomi Holdgate - Saturday Club Supervisor
- Adrian Lovejoy – Youth Club Supervisor
BHIP is voluntarily managed by a group of parents, carers and other interested people who meet around once a month to manage the project.
You can participate by offering your life experience or professional expertise by becoming a trustee. If you are interested in joining the team, please call us on 01273 295533.
Our current trustees are:
- Diana Leach - Chair
- Alison Bryan
- Trisha Gaskell-Watkins – Treasurer
- Adam Krajewski
- David Mendez Redinha
- Peter Donnelly
BHIP is currently funded by Big Lottery Fund, Children in Need and Brighton and Hove City Council.