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"Hosting can be a life changing experience for both the host and the guest. It helps fill the gap between destitution and statutory support. Equally importantly, it affirms the value of the guest as a human being, and enables the host to understand the realities of being a refugee."
Dave Smith, founder of the Boaz Trust in Manchester and NACCOM Coordinator.

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Do you have a spare room? Would you like to help someone who is homeless?

Hosting may suit you!

Action Hosting has been set up following people’s desire to help refugees when the migrant crisis grew over the summer of 2015. Most hosting schemes help destitute asylum seekers that are currently living in Britain, rather than those that have recently arrived where there are systems in place to support them.

Hosts will provide accommodation for an agreed amount of time to a destitute asylum seeker who would otherwise be homeless and extremely vulnerable.

Whilst on the hosting scheme the guest will work with an Action Foundation support worker to look at their future options.

What does hosting involve?

The role of the host is to provide the guest with:

  • A friendly, safe and welcoming place to stay
  • A bedroom, clean bedding and their own towel
  • Access to food storage and cooking facilities, laundry and bathroom facilities

I am interested, what do I do next?

You can download an application form and information sheet.

For more information email:
hosting@actionfoundation.org.uk or call 0191 2313113
The hosting coordinator will be able to meet you and talk through the whole process.

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"We started hosting in March 2015 and have hosted many people, mainly from North Africa and the Middle East. We’ve been able to connect with people through cooking and eating together and have met some really nice people as well as learnt some lovely recipes from different parts of the world. The hardest part of hosting is seeing our guest leave. We’ve really enjoyed the experience.”

Lisa and Mark, Grace Hosting project, Leeds

 

 


“After nearly a year, my asylum claim was rejected and I became homeless. I was very lucky to get such nice hosts. I feel they are now like my family… Without the support of Grace hosting and my host I don’t think I would be here today- if this service didn’t exist, I don’t think I would exist.”

 
Guest with Grace Hosting Project, Leeds

 

 

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