It is estimated that there are several hundred men and women in Leeds and Bradford who have been made destitute because they have been refused asylum. Many of these individuals cannot reasonably return to their country of origin because of persecution and insecurity. They may have been refused due to a lack of understanding in questioning, a lack of English or because they have provided muddled information to the Home Office due to re-telling a story which was a harrowing experience for them. They are stuck in the UK without the right to work or to any state funding. Many of these people are forced to work illegally and often in dangerous situations and are homeless.
Our Destitution Project offers these individuals an alternative by providing them a room in a shared house, a weekly allowance, food parcels, bus money, advice and support and signposting services. Our aim is to see our residents’ emotional, physical and spiritual well-being be cared for to allow them the stability they need to appeal their negative decision or consider their other options. We are based in Bradford City Centre and currently manage 5 houses across the city.
If you are an asylum seeker who needs our support or a professional who would like to make a referral please contact our Destitution Project and speak to Daniel Glover.
We have moved offices.
We moved office on Monday 15th May! Big thanks to those who helped with the lifting and carrying, particularly our Bradford residents who brought muscle power to the task! Due to re-development of our previous office space we have now left our base at Accent Housing and taken up residence at Inn Churches. Our new address is: c/o Inn Churches, 116 Caledonia Street, Bradford BD4 7BQ. Sincere thanks to Accent Housing for their support and comradeship over the last two years.
We look forward to getting to know the lovely staff at Inn Churches – and are particularly blessed with excellent café facilities at their wonderful pay as you feel café which is open Tuesday to Thursday 10-3pm. Pop in and sample the food and see our new surroundings.