The Boaz Trust

Hostel for homeless asylum seekers

A permanent hostel for male asylum seekers sleeping on the streets of Manchester.

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It ran from to

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1110344)





  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • ReligiousReligious


  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



Two thirds of asylum seekers are refused sanctuary by the Home Office. Unable to prove their stories they are forced out onto the streets and into a life of destitution. Many cannot return home and far more fear persecution and even death if they are forced to return to their home countries. Refused asylum seekers have no recourse to public funds. They receive no benefits and cannot access regular shelters as they do not have a national insurance number. For the past two years the Boaz Trust has run a nightshelter over the winter months for homeless male asylum seekers sleeping on the streets. This has been a lifeline for many. (We mainly accommodate female asylum seekers with host families) In the past the nightshelter has rotated around different churches, but this requires a lot of resources and organisation. We would love to find a place where a hostel could run permanently all year round, bringing all our volunteers together. Please get in touch to find out more.