Albion in the Community's online delivery in 2021 - Albion in the Community

Albion in the Community delivers more than 60 different projects throughout the local area, supporting upwards of 40,000 people each year. To support our community during a national lockdown period, we have developed an online programme of activities:

GET ACTIVE

Virtual after school clubs: Weekly virtual after school football sessions open to everyone aged 5-11 years old. BOOK HERE

Virtual football programme: This virtual football programme is for anyone aged 6-14 years old and we are offering access to eleven sessions each week, covering physical conditioning work (agility, balance, coordination and strength), football skills (with a theme of the week), goalkeeping work, a fun football quiz and special football workshops (providing information on analysis, nutrition, psychology and question and answer time). BOOK HERE

Disability sessions: Weekly virtual football sessions for people with a disability. To participate, please contact us by emailing: disability@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.

One-to-one virtual coaching: We can offer individual coaching sessions via Zoom depending on availability. If you’re interested, send an email to: development@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.

STAY WELL

Neighbourhood Health Squad: Free support sessions to help you make lifestyle changes. To find out more, please visit here and email us at: neighbourhoodhealth@albioninthecommunity.org.uk, or call us on: 01273 878269.

Brighter Outlook programme: Free, personalised physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer in Sussex. For more information on how our coaches can support you, please visit here, call us on: 01273 668591 or email us at: brighteroutlook@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.

Cancer awareness training: Our Speak Up Against Cancer team can deliver interactive awareness sessions to workplaces and community groups across Brighton and Hove. To learn how to lower your risk of cancer and what to do if you are concerned about any changes in your health, just email the team at: speakup@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.

KEEP LEARNING

Further Education – Post-16 education programme: We run a post-16 education programme which combines academic study with a practical platform, helping students progress in their education, as well as further developing their football and/or futsal skills.

Find all about our programme here.
Download our application form (PDF) and send it to: study@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.
Find out more about our award-winning students.

Programme for schools: We provide a range of support for schools and you can find our available options below. For more information or to discuss how we can support your school, email us at: schools@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.

PE and sport activities and sessions: Run by experienced and qualified Albion in the Community staff.

Small group/one-to-one curriculum intervention in literacy, maths and PSHE (Game Changer programme): Delivered in school face-to-face or virtually.

Seagulls Start-Up enterprise enrichment day: Working with a small group (face-to-face in school), students set up their own soap business for the day – designing, making and presenting the product. During the day, students are joined virtually by staff from a local employer who provides information on making the most of soft skills such as teamwork, communication and creativity – and providing feedback on the student’s presentations.

Goal Difference programme: A targeted numeracy programme, delivered face-to-face or virtually over the course of five weeks (one hour per week). Staff from a local employer will join virtually to support the programme.

‘Live’ and pre-recorded virtual sessions: Students based in a classroom are joined virtually by Albion in the Community staff, who deliver weekly one-hour sessions of our Game Changer programme, covering areas such as mental health and wellbeing, skills for school and skills for life.

ONLINE RESOURCES

We’ve put together a wide range of resources to support people to get active, stay well and keep learning during lockdown. You can browse and download any of them here.

SAFEGUARDING

RU OK? drop-ins: A weekly safe space to drop in and talk to members of the Player Care and Safeguarding team. We want to ensure you and those around you are okay, and if you are not, this is a virtual space to get some support. You can find all the information about times and links to join here. If you have any questions, please email: safeguarding@bhafc.co.uk.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE FROM OUR PARTNERS:

Childline: Advice and support for children and young people aged under 19 for a variety of subjects. Call: 0800 1111 (24 hours a day, seven days a week) or log in online for a chat with a counsellor or email them from their website.

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership: Check their website for any queries food-related, whether it is access to food banks, vouchers for free school meals, where to donate excess food or which takeaways are open for delivery in the area.

Together Co: Loneliness charity based in Brighton. Focused on matching volunteers with those needing the service as a befriending source, and are also currently making calls to those who are feeling lonely or isolated due to Covid-19. Enquiries for befriending are on: 01273 775888 or via the contact form on their website.

Mind: Advice for Covid-19 and wellbeing/mental health. See their website here.

Samaritans: For anyone needing support when they need someone to talk to e.g. relationship/family troubles, bereavement, financial worries, job-related stress, loneliness, mental health, substance addiction, suicide. You can call them on: 116 123 or email: jo@samaritans.org.