We provide accommodation in the homes of volunteer 'hosts'. This housing is exclusively for destitute asylum seekers. It is for up to 3 months, while the asylum seeker (or 'guest') puts in a new (or 'fresh') claim for asylum.
Description of service and support
Accommodation is in a volunteer's home, usually in a spare room. Arrangements vary: sometimes guests and hosts eat together, sometimes apart. It is up to the host whether the guest has their own key.
The HOST worker meets both host and guest separately and together. If they both feel it is suitable, the guest moves in. There is a review after one week, then four weekly.
Hopefully service users have their 'fresh' asylum claim accepted and have support from the Home Office again (including accommodation). If not, they may move into housing with the Arimathea Trust which offers long-term housing for destitute asylum seekers.
Capacity and facilities
|No of places||Varies|
|No of baths / head||Varies|
|No of showers / head||Varies|
|No of toilets / head||Varies|
|Own cooking facilities||Shared|
|24 hour staff cover||No|
|Computer / internet access||Varies|
|TV (own room)||No|
|Own room furnished||Yes|
|Laundry on site||Varies|
|Can you smoke in own room?||No|
|What are the restrictions on guests visiting during the day?||Not usually allowed|
|What are the restrictions on overnight guests?||No overnight guests|
|What support must clients engage with?||Solicitor and HOST worker|
|Please detail any other significant house rules:||Decided by individual host|
Tenure and costs
|What is the minimum stay?||None|
|What is the maximum stay?||3 months|
|What are the tenure options?||None|
|What is the cost per week to the client?||
|Minimum age accommodated?
|Maximum age accommodated?
|Relationship status accommodated?
||Singles or couples but no dependants|
|Are there any access restrictions and if so what?||Varies|
c/o Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum
31 Hungerhill Road