Community Services


The BMECP 50+ Group, is a multicultural club for people aged 50 years and over.

The aim of the group is to reduce social isolation and bring people together

The group hold free, friendly sessions on Thursdays, 12 noon to 3pm at the BMECP Centre at 10a fleet street in Brighton. (Under 50 are also very welcome)


The Chinese Elders group meets at the BMECP Centre, 10A Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE (Fridays 12.00 noon to 3.30pm)

There are various activities people can take part in both groups such as:

  • Boccia
  • Table games
  • Outings
  • Light exercise
  • Talks, arts and crafts, films show
  • A monthly cooked meal (for a small charge)
  • Information on other services and signposting to appropriate services and other BME Elders Groups.

About 30 to 40 diverse elders attend the Thursday and Friday sessions at any one time.

Both groups are self-funded, but they are subsidised by the BMECP with the meeting room and refreshment (The Centre helps with funding when permitted)


We do have some drop-in sessions run by other organisations such as Sussex Interpreting Services and Money Advice Plus who help signposting people to other community services and support them with completing forms…etc

For more information about both groups please contact the BMECP team on

Tel: 0300 303 1171

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