Hosting

Asylum Hosting Wakefield

    Asylum Hosting Wakefield aims to provide hosting for destitute asylum seekers across the Wakefield district. This can be either in someone's home or in a shared house, as and when such becomes available. Referrals for hosting are normally made through Wakefield District City of Sanctuary. Email: [email protected] Phone number:  07904 464 645 Website: https://ahw.org.uk/

20 November 2020|

New Neighbours Together

New Neighbours Together joined NACCOM in July 2019 as a Full Member. They are a hosting charity based in Burnley, in the North West, also offering a drop-in service. Contact: Ruth Haygarth Email: [email protected] Phone: 07710550181 Website: NA Social media: NA  

2 January 2020|

Ubuntu Night Shelter

Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow based charity dedicated to meeting emergency and short term accommodation needs of women who are destitute with no recourse to public funds. We are the first service in the UK run and managed by people with lived experience of migration, asylum and destitution. We are in direct resistance to the hostile environment and have an ethos of no borders and refuse to consent to the current border regime. Our services include hosting women, referrals and advocacy and are designed to meet the unique emotional and psychological needs of women excluded from homelessness and welfare [...]

6 December 2018|

Mama Africa Rotherham

Mama Africa is a voluntary group that supports asylum seekers and refugees in Rotherham. They run weekly activities and a drop in service and are in the process of setting up an accommodation scheme. Contact: Sithule Moyo Email: [email protected] Phone: 07799485588 Social media: Facebook

21 February 2018|

Penrith and Eden Refugee Network

Penrith and Eden Refugee Network provides support and welcomes single adult refugees with leave to remain to settle in Penrith.  Refugees must choose to settle in Penrith and we provide initial hosting and support into private rental housing, employment and belonging in the local community. We have a small settling-in and hardship fund and will pay for travel for exploratory visits to Penrith and support settling in costs.  To find out more see our website or contact Sarah or Ali.  We speak slowly and clearly.  Translation can be organised.  We have 6 places in 2018. Penrith is a vibrant town, half-way between [...]

20 February 2018|

Jesuit Refugee Service UK

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation, at work in over 50 countries around the world with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS has been established in the UK for over 20 years, and its work here focuses on showing hospitality to, and supporting the needs of, destitute asylum seekers and people in detention. Activities include a day centre, hosting programme, detention outreach and advocacy work. Contact: 02074887310 Email: [email protected] Website: www.jrsuk.net Social Media: Twitter and Facebook.

19 December 2017|

Sharedydd

Sharedydd has existed informally since 2011 and became a small charity in 2013.  The team currently host 8 people in Cardiff within a wider network of 25 potential hosts.  The project’s current focus is on establishing a more secure referral process with key partners who can provide casework capacity alongside their hosting provision. Contact: Patrick Myall or Suzy McGarrity Email: [email protected] Website: https://cardiffdestitutionnetwork.wordpress.com/sharedydd/   Please note the pin on the map does not accurately reflect the location of the project.

21 November 2017|

Hope at Home

Hope at Home is a UK-wide charity fighting the cycle of modern day slavery and human trafficking, preventing re-trafficking and survivor homelessness by equipping people to host survivors in their homes and facilitating adult to adult voluntary living arrangements between hosts and survivors. Without this stable home, many survivors would be destitute and extremely vulnerable. We aim to give every survivor the opportunity to lead healthy, resilient, independent lives and become useful members of society. We train hosts, raising their awareness about modern day slavery and equipping them to set boundaries and welcome a vulnerable person into their home. Every [...]

7 November 2017|

C4WS Homeless Project

C4WS Homeless Project, based in Camden, North London, is a Winter Night Shelter operating through local churches. As well as providing somewhere to sleep, C4WS offers people support in other ways, for instance through a Friday Drop in Club, English Classes, a Mentoring and Befriending Scheme and a Jobs Club. All of this is managed by a team of 3 permanent members of staff, plus the support of over 600 volunteers. Please note C4WS cannot accept any self-referrals. Phone: 020 7278 6267 Email: [email protected] Website: www.c4wshomelessproject.org Social media: Twitter and Facebook 

20 July 2017|

Room for All (Swindon City of Sanctuary)

Room for All is a hosting scheme in Swindon under the umbrella of Swindon City of Sanctuary. We currently offer temporary housing to new refugees, ARE Asylum Seekers and Vulnerable Migrants who are destitute through our network of voluntary hosts. We support them to move on to permanent housing through working with the local council, the Harbour Project and other homelessness charities in Swindon - giving them the best opportunity to settle and be happy in Swindon. Phone: 07848 047 359 Email: [email protected] Website: https://swindon.cityofsanctuary.org/ Social media: Twitter / Facebook

7 February 2017|

City of Sanctuary Bolton

A hosting initiative is being set up by the Bolton ‘City of Sanctuary’ group which is part of the national City of Sanctuary network, working to build a culture of welcome across every sphere of society. Contact: James Walton Phone: 01204 263023 Email: [email protected] Website: http://bolton.cityofsanctuary.org/ Social Media:  Twitter and Facebook

13 December 2016|

Warm Hut

Warm Hut is a Salford-based refugee community organisation. Our mission is that African people gain a better insight into their experiences of living abroad, have a positive attitude towards life in the UK, maximise their well-being, feel empowered and enabled to contribute to the host country. Contact: Elizabeth Tangata Email:  [email protected] Phone: 0161 278 2758  

16 August 2016|

Action Foundation

Action Foundation is the only organisation in Tyne and Wear specifically set up to provide supported accommodation for destitute asylum seekers who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).  We lease properties from private landlords and sublet them free of charge to vulnerable asylum seekers with NRPF.  We also run a Hosting scheme for this client group matching them with people who we have recruited and trained to provide a room in their home.  We also provide supported, private rented accommodation to new refugees in Tyne and Wear who become homeless following their positive asylum decision.  We currently operate in Newcastle, [...]

28 April 2016|

ASSIST Sheffield

ASSIST Sheffield is a volunteer-led charity seeking to challenge asylum destitution and promote integration, with accommodation, advocacy support and welfare payments, as well as volunteering, accompanying, interpreting and social activities. Contact: Jochen Kortlaender Phone: 07723 724098 Office: 01142754960 Email: [email protected] Website: www.assistsheffield.org.uk

28 April 2016|

BEACON Hosting Project

BEACON’s Hosting Project recruits, trains and supports volunteer hosts to provide a home to destitute refused asylum seekers. Hosting provides guests with a secure, supportive environment in which they have the opportunity to gather fresh evidence in order to submit an asylum claim. Beacon's other projects are: McKenzie Friends A McKenzie Friend is a member of the public, without legal training, who assists an appellant when they have no legal representative, at a time that is often bewildering and full of anxiety. A McKenzie Friend is a volunteer, independent of the court system and the Home Office. CHAT The CHAT [...]

28 April 2016|

Boaz Trust

The Boaz Trust is a Manchester based charity committed to ending destitution amongst refugees and asylum seekers who have become homeless through the asylum process. We provide accommodation alongside practical and pastoral support in the Greater Manchester area. Contact: Ros Holland Office: 0161 202 1056 Email:  [email protected] Website: www.boaztrust.org.uk

28 April 2016|

Birmingham Community Hosting (BIRCH) Network

BIRCH runs a hosting network aiming to relieve the destitution of asylum seekers whose Home Office support and accommodation has been cut off. We have a growing network of volunteer community hosts who provide short term accommodation to those who are destitute and have nowhere to go. Contact: David Hirst Phone: 07709645097 Email: [email protected] Website: www.birchnetwork.org

28 April 2016|

Bristol Hospitality Network

Bristol Hospitality Network (BHN) extends solidarity to people seeking asylum and experiencing destitution through accommodation and creative community involvement.  BHN provides full board accommodation in host households or in its large house for men in Bristol and community volunteering opportunities and social enterprise in solidarity with both male and female asylum seekers experiencing destitution.  BHN also offers a weekly welcome centre for over 100 asylum seekers and refugees and a solidarity fund for those with no other money. Contact: Rachael Bee Email: [email protected] Website: www.bhn.org.uk

28 April 2016|

Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together (CAST)

Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together (CAST) is a Southend-based community group, committed to bring an end to destitution amongst asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with no recourse to public funding (NRPF) living in Southend. The organisation is made up of asylum-seekers, refugees and the wider community, and supports destitute and homeless asylum seekers by providing resources, advice and accommodation. CAST also builds links between sanctuary-seekers and longer-established communities to nurture integration and community cohesion. Contact: Reyhan Ozyurt Phone: 01702 436659 Email: [email protected] Website: https://castsouthend.wordpress.com Social Media: Facebook  

28 April 2016|

DASH (Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield)

DASH provides support mainly to destitute asylum seekers. these groups do not have access to main public funds and no support from the home office. DASH provides accommodation mainly through its hosting scheme. We also provide limited casework assistance but signpost and refer clients to relevant social services, immigration solicitors and other services. Our work is in Huddersfield but clients from Bradford, Dewsbury and Halifax also come for assiatance and support. This year in 2018 we had 103 drop in sessions, 5915 visitors and more than 900 hours of support was given. In the said year 97 clients got their [...]

28 April 2016|

Host Nottingham

HOST Nottingham provides short term accommodation for destitute asylum seekers and newly recognised refugees in Nottingham. We recruit and support volunteer hosts who have a spare room in their house. At the moment we have a pool of 15 host families and aim to support 20-30 guests a year. Contact: Rebecca Kogan Email: [email protected] Phone: 07963740175 Website: www.hostnottingham.org.uk 

28 April 2016|

Sanctuary Hosting

Sanctuary Hosting (formerly Host Oxford) is a project which matches destitute sanctuary seekers to those people with spare rooms and open hearts in the community who are prepared to allow someone to stay with them rent free for a pre-defined period of time. Contact: Sarah Wahby // Elaine Savage Phone: 07818 555986 Email:  [email protected] Website: http://sanctuaryhosting.org/ Social media: Facebook

28 April 2016|

Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network (LASSN)

Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network (LASSN) works with refugees and asylum seekers living in Leeds, offering befriending and support to learn English.  The Grace Hosting project links local volunteers with a spare room with asylum seekers and refugees who have nowhere to stay. Contact: Jo Carter Phone number: 07927 808372   Email: [email protected] Website: www.lassn.org.uk Social media:  Twitter and Facebook

28 April 2016|

Housing Justice

Housing Justice train and support night shelters, run a pan London hosting scheme for asylum seekers and forced migrants, and provide mentoring and befriending training and support. Contact: Tommy Cloherty Phone: 0203 544 8094 Email:  [email protected] Website: http://www.housingjustice.org.uk  Social Media: Twitter // Facebook

28 April 2016|

Nightstop North East (Depaul UK)

Nightstop North East (Depaul UK) provides emergency accommodation to homeless clients, including those who are destitute, in the homes of approved and trained volunteers. The scheme is open to anyone over the age of 16. Clients are risk assessed on an individual basis and access accommodation on a night by night basis. The service is available on a short term basis only, but can provide much needed respite for destitute clients. Contact: Kester Young or Dimas Lopez Office: 0191 2536161 Email: [email protected] Website: uk.depaulcharity.org

28 April 2016|

Open Door (North East)

Open Door North East provides accommodation for destitute asylum seekers through our hosting/housing scheme. We provide accommodation for refugees, having a mixture of family houses as well as shared houses. We provide supporting services including drop-in sessions for asylum seekers to access support, advice and guidance. We assist refugees to access mainstream benefits and employment. We are able to offer a wide variety of volunteering opportunities across the charity.  We provide ESOL classes and other short term programmes such as the enterprise scheme, Sew2Work. Contact: Anna Lewis Office: 01642 213634 Email:  [email protected] Website: www.opendoornortheast.com Social Media:  Facebook  

28 April 2016|

Refugees At Home

Refugees at Home runs a matching service for hosts around the UK willing to offer a room, without charge, to asylum-seekers and refugees. We have a network of hosts who are seen by professional but volunteer Home Visitors before they start hosting. We are building “hubs” so hosts and guests can support each other in their area. Contact:  Placement Team:  Areej: 07395 794 184 and Charlotte: 07936 965 040 Host Coordinator: Megan 07923 230 426 Main office contact number:  (9am to 6pm) 0300 365 4724 Email: [email protected] Website: www.refugeesathome.org Social Media: Facebook / Twitter      

28 April 2016|

SHARE Tawe

SHARE Tawe seeks to offer hospitality, in the form of accommodation, meals, welcome and solidarity to destitute asylum seekers in Swansea. We do this through volunteers who offer a room in their home, or who support the scheme in other ways. Contact: Marilyn Thomas Phone: 07848 026247 Email: [email protected]  Website: https://swansea.cityofsanctuary.org/share-tawe

28 April 2016|

St Augustine’s Centre

St. Augustine's Centre is a Halifax-based community centre  that welcomes the vulnerable and cares for all, including destitute asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants. We enable individuals to access support and advice to help with basic needs, and build confidence and prevent isolation through community participation. Phone: 01422 342 719 Website: www.staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk  

28 April 2016|

Upbeat Communities- Host Derby

Upbeat Communities is a Christian charity based in Derby that exists to help refugees settle and rebuild their lives. We want to see strangers become neighbours. We offer befriending, English classes, community building activities, enterprise and employment training and also run a Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme in Derbyshire. In 2018 we launched Host Derby, a hosting scheme for destitute asylum seekers and refugees. Contact: Andrew Jackson Phone: 07912 287338 Office: 01332 916150 Email: [email protected] Website: www.upbeatcommunities.org

28 April 2016|
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