About Us.

Based in Brighton & Hove, Friends First support disadvantaged, long-term unemployed, and homeless adults to access work experience, employment opportunities, mentor support, and safe supported housing.

Established as a charity in 2002, but with over 25 years experience helping people in need, Friends First aims to contribute toward:

  • reducing long-term unemployment

  • reducing homelessness

  • reducing social isolation

  • increasing the provision of safe supported housing


Friends First provide two opportunities to meet these aims: our Pathways to Employment and Pathways to Housing initiatives.

Friends First ‘Pathways’ offer a unique opportunity to those in need of ‘hand up’ who are motivated and willing to work hard in order to achieve lasting change in their lives.


Our registered Charity number is: 1094827