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.