Case Studies

VOLUNTEER CASE STUDY- Ruth Brittle

June 5, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles, Volunteers

“Ruth is a befriender at NAT. She has been volunteering with us for four years and she is currently doing a PhD on children’s rights and refugees and asylum law after doing a Master in Human Rights Law.  Ruth’s volunteering consists of making sure her befriendee (a refugee or asylum seeker supported by the befriender)… Continue reading VOLUNTEER CASE STUDY- Ruth Brittle.


VOLUNTEER CASE STUDY- Mirriam

June 2, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles, Volunteers

Mirriam volunteers with us at the Soul Food Café and bakes cakes for different events. She also helps us to raise awareness of homelessness and destitution among asylum seekers and refugees by giving speeches and attending public discussions. Mirriam got involved with Arimathea when she moved into NAT accommodation “I was a client, an asylum seeker”,… Continue reading VOLUNTEER CASE STUDY- Mirriam.


VOLUNTEER CASE STUDY- Glenis

June 1, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles, Volunteers

  Glenis runs English classes ones a week at Arimathea Trust. She plays an essential role in integrating refugees and asylum seekers into the society by teaching them the national language, enabling them to feel more confident, and making them able to speak for themselves and meet people.  We are so grateful for the work that Glenis has done… Continue reading VOLUNTEER CASE STUDY- Glenis.


VOLUNTEER CASE STUDY – Jeffer Garib

June 1, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles, Volunteers

Jeffer Garib is an Arabic and Kurdish interpreter at Arimathea Trust. He has a major role in making refugees and asylum seekers feel more secure and confident as they do not feel the language barrier anymore. We are so grateful for the work that Jeffer has done for us as it has enabled our residents… Continue reading VOLUNTEER CASE STUDY – Jeffer Garib.


NAT welcomes Bridie

September 23, 2016 - In Case Studies, News Articles, Staff, Uncategorized

Arimathea welcomes Bridie, a Social Work student. Bridie is from University of Derby  and will be with the organisation for the next 22 weeks. She will be providing direct support work to NAT residents, ensuring their needs are met  and will be assisting in updating the residents records. We have had students on placement from… Continue reading NAT welcomes Bridie.


Kalyani – A Volunteer’s Case Study

September 2, 2014 - In Case Studies, News Articles, Volunteers

Kalyani Mitra has been volunteering with Nottingham Arimathea Trust for over a year.  She carries out administrative duties in our office and also is a mentor for one of our clients.  Here are some of her thoughts on volunteering. “I think that you’re giving here, and you’re helping, but also you’re getting something back, like… Continue reading Kalyani – A Volunteer’s Case Study.


Mohamed’s Case Study

September 2, 2014 - In Case Studies

Mohammed came to the UK from Pakistan and became a resident of Nottingham Arimathea Trust in 2013. When Mohammed moved into Arimathea accommodation he had decided to sign for voluntary return to his home country of Pakistan.  He had been refused on the basis that he was regarded as stateless.  Several copies had been made… Continue reading Mohamed’s Case Study.


Virginia’s Case Study

September 2, 2014 - In Case Studies

Virginia came to the UK from Zambia and became a resident of Nottingham Arimathea Trust in 2011. Virginia has many health difficulties associated with a road traffic accident she had in Zambia and complications which have developed from the original injury.  She is living with us and trying to get medical treatment to improve her… Continue reading Virginia’s Case Study.


Syeed’s Case Study

September 2, 2014 - In Case Studies

Syeed came to the UK from Iran and became a resident of Nottingham Arimathea Trust in 2009. Syeed was sleeping on the bare floor of a 6ft square room.  The room was shared with another destitute asylum seeker from Iran.  His friend worked 12 hours a day leaving Syeed alone until he got back late… Continue reading Syeed’s Case Study.