IDAS

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. Our services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline. Our teams of accredited specialist workers (IDVA’s and ISVAs) support people through the criminal justice system in addition to providing emotional support and safety planning advice.   Email: [email protected] Phone: 01904 646036 Website: www.idas.org.uk Twitter and Facebook

12 November 2021|

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA)

REMA is the infrastructure support organisation for the Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary and Community Sector of Rotherham. REMA is an independent charity that supports the development of a vibrant, effective and influential BME Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector locally (VCFS). We support destitute people by providing food parcels and immigration advice. Contact:  Sithule Mguni Office: 01709 720744 Email: [email protected] Website: www.rema-online.org.uk Twitter and Facebook    

29 September 2021|

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|

Simon on the Streets

Simon on the Streets is a charity operating in Yorkshire, in the Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield areas. They joined NACCOM in 2019 as an Associate Member. Simon on the Streets is an independent charity that offers support to Leeds' homeless community, primarily entrenched rough sleepers, on an outreach basis. They do this through emotional and practical support on an individual basis with no time limitations. Email: [email protected] Phone: 01133452270 Website: http://simononthestreets.co.uk/ Social media: Facebook / Twitter

2 January 2020|

Institute of Our Lady of Mercy

The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy is an Associate Member of NACCOM based in Leeds, Yorkshire. The charity provides support to destitute people seeking asylum and refugees, with a special concern for women and children. Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.ourladyofmercy.org.uk/ Social media: NA

2 January 2020|

Hope Housing

Hope Housing provides supported housing for all homeless situations including refugees, failed asylum seekers, EA migrants, destitute service users as well as generic homelessness including supporting people with drug/alcohol problems or other support requirements. We provide casework support, and help people to access legal advice if required. Contact: Helen Syrop Email: [email protected] Phone: 01274 900 764 Website: http://www.hopehousing.co.uk Social media: Facebook // Twitter

8 May 2018|

Giroscope

Giroscope is a provider of housing to disadvantaged people in Hull. We buy and renovate derelict and unused houses which we let on affordable rents to people in need, run volunteer programmes, support small enterprise development and provide food parcels. We also provide one house rent free to a family of EU migrants with no recourse to public funds and are part of the Gateway Resettlement Programme. We are working with Open Doors Hull to provide more housing for destitute refused asylum seekers. Contact: Florence Obadeyi Email:  [email protected] Phone: 01482 576374 Website: giroscope.org.uk  

12 April 2018|

PAFRAS

Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS) is based in Leeds. They work with asylum seekers, refugees and the wider community to counter the effects of destitution in three main areas; emergency support (food parcels, toiletry packs and referrals into accommodation projects), one-to-one OISC accredited casework and integrated mental health support. They work in close partnership with accommodation providers in Leeds including several NACCOM Members. Contact: Ruth Davany Email: [email protected] Phone: 0113 2622163 Website: www.pafras.org.uk Social Media: Twitter and Facebook

20 February 2018|

West Yorkshire Destitute Asylum Network (WYDAN)

West Yorkshire Destitute Asylum Network (WYDAN) is a longstanding network of organisations in West Yorkshire concerned with issues affecting destitute asylum seekers. It became a CIO in 2014 and over the last two winters has run a night shelter project for destitute asylum seekers. The team are now hoping to get the project running all year round. Although based in Leeds, the shelter takes referrals from other areas, including Wakefield. Contact: Andrew Rathbone (General Enquiries) or Katrina Burton (Night Shelter) Phone:  07747 195307 Andrew / 07932 064131 Katrina Email: [email protected] Andrew / [email protected] Katrina Website: http://wydan.org/

19 December 2017|

Happydays UK

Happydays UK has been established for over 3 years and supports homeless people, particularly men, in the Calderdale and Kirklees areas.  As well as being involved in a local night shelter, the project has one property which houses refugees and a destitute asylum seeker, and the project also supports non-asylum seeking migrants. They also provide case work support and run several social enterprise programmes. Contact: David Fawcett Phone: 01422 303458 Email: [email protected] Website: www.happydaysuk.org Social media: Facebook

25 October 2017|

Abigail Housing

Abigail Housing is a West-Yorkshire based charitable company dedicated to providing support and homes to refugees and asylum seekers who find themselves destitute on our streets. This includes those who have been refused asylum but cannot reasonably return to their country of origin (our Destitution Project in Bradford) and those given refugee status who have to leave their Home Office housing (our Refugee Project in Leeds). Contact: Amanda Church-Michael Phone: 07908 364112 Office: 01274 767887 Email: [email protected] Website: www.abigailhousing.org.uk Social media:  Twitter and Facebook

28 April 2016|

Abigail Housing – Leeds

Abigail Housing is a West-Yorkshire based charitable company providing support and housing to refugees and asylum seekers who find themselves destitute. The Refugee Project in Leeds accommodates and supports newly recognised refugees. For info on the Destitution Project in Bradford see here. Contact: Ian Summerskill Phone: 07743189314 Office: 01274 767887 Email: [email protected] Website: www.abigailhousing.org.uk

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|

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|

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|

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|

St Monica’s Housing

St Monica's Housing St Monica's are based in Leeds and are currently housing female destitute asylum seekers in a formerly Roman Catholic church presbytery. Contact: John Mclaughlin Phone: 07954105391

28 April 2016|
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