Sharing stories is incredibly powerful, but for people who are have experienced trauma and persecution, as well as destitution here in the UK, it can be frightening and difficult, especially if they have concerns about the safety of family members back home. 

All the stories on this page have been shared with full permission. We usually change peoples' names at their request, as well as other details such as specific locations or organisations. The photos we use have also been taken with full consent to use on our website but don't necessarily relate to the individuals in the story. We want to thank everyone who has been willing to share their stories with us over the years.


Amie shares about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting her life, and what life looks like for her during lockdown.


Boutros stayed in our night shelter before moving into a Boaz house. He has now moved into Home Office accommodation and is hopeful about the future.


David travelled to the UK after suffering persecution in his home country, but found himself homeless and seriously ill after arriving.


Hannah had nowhere to go before Boaz provided her with accommodation and the support she needed.


Ijemma tells us about the peace she found in having a safe place to stay.


Before Boaz, Jacob used to have to spend his nights on the streets of Manchester. Here he reflects on how his life has changed.


Kate reflects on how Boaz helped her with accommodation, and supported her to grow in confidence.


Mahamat moved out of a shared house for refused asylum seekers and into Section 4 support after making further submissions to the Home Office.


Secure housing for new refugees is vital in enabling people to build a thriving life, as Mary explains.


Tanya shares her experiences of staying with one of our Boaz volunteer hosts.


One of our clients, Tawonga, has been writing about her experiences during lockdown. Here are some of her reflections.


Teale, now a former Boaz client after moving on positively, tells us about how her life changed as a result of the support she has received.
The Boaz Trust is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1110344 at Kath Locke Centre, 123 Moss Lane East, Manchester M15 5DD. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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