Nottingham Arimathea Trust

Housing for Destitute Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Nottingham Arimathea Trust relies on donations to enable us to provide housing and support to destitute asylum seekers, refugees, victims of modern slavery & human trafficking. We need donations of money to help us set up new houses - for furniture, white goods & licenses with the local authority

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1121297)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£4,486

Donations

19

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    Helping

Location

Situation

The problem the project is aiming to solve is reducing homelessness of asylum seekers who need to present further evidence of their persecution to the UK authorities. Without our support, our residents would be sofa surfing or street homeless. Without a safespace our residents would find it very difficult to access the legal support and health services they need to enable them to move their cases forward. Regular support is provided by staff, student social workers & volunteers.

Solution

Our project will mean that we can expand our housing for destitute asylum seekers, newly recognised refugees, victims of modern slavery or human trafficking in Nottingham and Derby. We have potential to expand our housing through Housing Associations and Private Landlords. However each house will cost money to set up - this will pay for Houses of Multiple Occupation Licenses, Smoke and Heat detectors, fire doors and essential furniture and white goods. We estimate each house to cost £3000.

  • NAT offers excellent support to the clients housed, many of whom are extremely vulnerable ‚Ķ Client feedback of NAT services is consistently high.

    — Keith Grayson (Refugee Action)

  • We receive powerful & positive feedback from service users about the difference that NAT has made to their lives...NAT is immensely valuable

    — Bea Tobolewska (Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum)

  • Thank you so much for all your support and help. I can never forget what you have done for me. Shelter is the most important thing you need in life.

    — Ex- Resident

  • We receive powerful & positive feedback from service users about the difference that NAT has made to their lives...NAT is immensely valuable

    — Bea Tobolewska (Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum)

  • NAT offers excellent support to the clients housed, many of whom are extremely vulnerable … Client feedback of NAT services is consistently high.

    — Keith Grayson (Refugee Action)

  • Thank you so much for all your support and help. I can never forget what you have done for me. Shelter is the most important thing you need in life.

    — Ex- Resident