The Migration Foundation has a 1 x 10 bedroom house for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds in Derby, East Midlands. The property belongs to Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, and the service is currently fully funded by the Migration Foundation (a restricted fund of MTVH). We take referrals from local charities and take a holistic approach to support our clients. We offer small hardship grants, receive food donations from local businesses, support residents who want to volunteer or access employment, and offer opportunities for clients to socialise, play sports, etc). Most clients already have legal representation (i.e. asylum seekers submitting a fresh claim) or are receiving support from referral organisations, but we are currently seeking to develop a partnership with a legal project to support us with more complex cases. The project also supports clients to move into more sustainable tenancies in the area, once they are ready to do so, and can also provide accommodation and support to those taking part on the assisted voluntary return scheme.
Contact: Juliana Bell
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