The Destitution Project aims to provide a safe environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Bolton, where they can find friendship, food and practical help.

It has operated a Drop-In Centre at the Victoria Hall since 2001 and also provides casework support for asylum seekers including those who are destitute or have No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).

Initially the Destitution Project came under the umbrella of BRASS (Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers ), but when BRASS moved away from the premises in 2015, DP started life on its own as an independent, registered charity with its own constitution, volunteers and many kind supporters. They currently have 36 volunteers and 3 part-time staff.

Main contact:  Shaheda Mangerah

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  07421 352 829

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