We are currently looking to recruit new hosts!
Over the last two years, we have sadly had to turn down many offers of hosting. This was for a whole range of reasons – including not having the staff or financial capacity to support more clients. However, with our client support team now fully staffed, and our pilot women’s emergency hosting up and running, we are keen to recruit more hosts.
We’d love you to get in touch if you:
- have a spare room currently available
- live within (or very close to) the M60, with easy access to bus routes
- are willing to host men or women
- are able to host at short notice – from a few days up to a month or longer (assuming both host and hosted are happy with the placement)
We are especially interested in hearing from you if:
- you do not have a pet dog (many clients are afraid of dogs)
- you are a female-only household (some women referred to us in emergency situations do not feel comfortable living in a household where men are present)
Could this be you?
If you're interested in being a host and providing sanctuary to an asylum seeker in your home, here's what you need to do next:
- To learn more about our general hosting programme and how it works, please read our Boaz Trust Hosting guide.
- If, after reading the above document, you have additional questions or would like to take the next steps towards hosting, please email us at [email protected]
If you are from outside Manchester and would like to find about similar projects in your area, please visit www.naccom.org.uk, a national network of organisations providing accommodation for destitute asylum seekers and other migrants. In July 2017, NACCOM published a hosting toolkit using case studies from member organisations across the UK – fantastic reading for anyone interested in this type of work!
Thank you so much.