Two of the Destitution Project Triage team are Hosting Co-ordinators of the scheme.
City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. Our Bolton group was launched on 31st March 2016.
For many years Bolton has offered a home to people whose lives were in danger in their own countries. Many have lost their homes and families, but they have brought new skills, music, food, and hard work to our town. Over the past year there have been increasing concerns about the number of asylum seekers in Bolton being refused asylum, subsequently being made destitute with no recourse to public funds.
As a result of this growing problem City of Sanctuary Bolton have established a hosting scheme, which involves individuals across Bolton voluntarily offering a spare bedroom to a destitute asylum seeker or refugee. We are in urgent need of new hosts.
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BRASS: Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Some of the many Services available at Brass:
- English classes
- Working in the UK
- Immigration Advice
- Allotment project
- Social Work Placements
- Conversation Café
- Health checks
Open five days a week. Monday to Friday. Visit: http://brassbolton.org/
The Red Cross run a Drop-In similar to ours in the SAME Hall as us. Every MONDAY from 10.00 am to 3pm.
City of Sanctuary Bolton
Refugees Wecome - See link: https://bolton.cityofsanctuary.org/