Free travel help for those looking for work

Brighton & Hove City Council have extended their support scheme for those looking for work to include Portslade. The project area is now West Hove and Portslade (west of The Drive/Grand Avenue), and East Brighton from the Palace Pier to Falmer and the marina.

For those living in the project area and looking for work, the Council offers up to £300-worth of help towards a bike or trike as ¾ of the cost, and/or towards the first month of bus or train travel to a new job when moving on from unemployment (this includes The Big Lemon).  There is also the option of free kit for walking: waterproof shoes and coat. 

Photo: Healthy Stadia

Other travel help from the council includes free membership of the bikeshare scheme for NHS workers (go to, select annual membership and NHS staff option), and for home care workers whose firm has a contract with the council (staff to ask their manager).

Brighton & Hove City Council Transport Planner, Simon Hickmott says:

In Portslade this year, the Council can also pay for small improvements to walking or cycling facilities.  Elsewhere in previous years in response to residents’ requests we have paid for improved path drainage, wooden steps for a short-cut, and lockable bike sheds.

Please do encourage residents to get in touch.

Simon Hickmott can be contacted on 07876 394 865 or

Further information on the Council’s travel help scheme can be found here

2 thoughts on “Free travel help for those looking for work

    1. Tom Druitt

      Thank you Julie! That’s very kind, mostly down to Simon and his colleagues at the council 👍🏻

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