Breaking News – Covid 19 and CASE

(updated 27 June 2020)

CASE Central has been focusing its efforts, work, nerves and resources in helping individuals and families struggling through the Covid crisis in Hollingdean and in the wider Brighton and Hove.

For more information about our activities to help with the Covid crisis, and the problems encountered by our clients, click here.


CASE (‘Community, Advice, Support and Education’) was officially born on 29 April 2015, counting on the professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity of our teams of Welfare Rights Advisers, Event Organisers and Front of House volunteers, and their 10+ years experience. We have been supported by the local community in Hollingdean and Brighton and Hove, our MP and local Councillors, important Charitable Trusts and representatives of various organisations who fight against poverty or for social justice.

Location and opening times

We are open at CASE Central, 4 Crestway Parade, Brighton BN1 7BL, Tuesday to Friday, 10.00-5.00. CASE Central is a much needed hub for local people in Hollingdean. Since opening, we have improved the venue we are based on, through a programme that started with the creation of our new sign and its unveiling.

Our activities and services

At CASE Central we offer space for socialising, free tea/coffee, free bread/snacks, free clothes, free telephone for welfare purposes, and free computer access for benefits purposes. To contact us and for further information on our location please click here.

We also offer free Welfare Rights advice to benefits and Tax Credit claimants from Brighton and Hove – and sometimes to people from outside the city: we have had people seeing us or phoning us from Newhaven, Peacehaven, Lewes, Worthing… On rare occasions we had phone calls from other areas, for example Yorkshire or North London! Our service is highly needed, in times of draconian cuts to welfare benefits and services, and of rising housing and fuel costs.

Besides our drop in and welfare advice services, we have also continued a 15-year tradition of organising recreational and educational events for children of families on low incomes and refugees, helping many hundreds of parents and children who risk social and financial exclusion. For information about our future events and photos of previous ones, please visit our menu or click here.

What people say of us

If you want to read what people say of us click here. We have collected comments from individuals and families who have visited us, received Welfare Rights Advice or attended our events for children, as well as from people we have worked with.

Please explore our menu to discover: what we do for the community, our Welfare Rights advice and support work, and our educational (and recreational) events!