Case Studies

Case Study – Hassan*

December 11, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles

Hassan is a Syrian refugee who moved into Arimathea Trust accommodation in October 2015. When he moved in he was in the process of applying for family reunion so that his wife and three children could join him in the UK. The visas were soon approved but he could not afford to pay for the… Continue reading Case Study – Hassan*.


Case Study – Joseph*

December 11, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles

Joseph was housed by Nottingham Arimathea Trust a few months before he became eligible to apply for leave to remain based on length of stay in the UK. As soon as he moved in to our accommodation he became actively involved in the trust, volunteering by cooking at events and interpreting informally for one of… Continue reading Case Study – Joseph*.


Case Study – Josephine*

November 27, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles

Josephine is a female asylum seeker from Africa who was referred to Nottingham Arimathea Trust housing by the Fresh Start project in Leicester. She was working with the legal project at Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum and a legal advisor contacted the home office to request that they release her file. After over a year… Continue reading Case Study – Josephine*.


Case Study – Lucy*

November 27, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles

When Lucy received refugee status she applied for ESA with the help of a support worker at Nottingham Arimathea Trust and evidence from her doctor. She also booked her National Insurance number interview for the earliest possible date meaning her original ESA claim had a temporary reference number associated with the claim as the NI… Continue reading Case Study – Lucy*.


Case Study – Sanjay*

November 27, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles

Sanjay is an asylum seeker from Asia who was housed by Nottingham Arimathea Trust at the end of 2014. He had been having multiple issues communicating with his solicitors who he had paid money to represent him but had done very little work on his fresh claim. With advocacy from support workers at Arimathea the… Continue reading Case Study – Sanjay*.


Case Study – Badr*

November 27, 2017 - In Case Studies, News Articles

Badr was housed by Nottingham Arimathea Trust in a one bedroom supported flat when he moved to Nottingham after being granted refugee status in 2015. His wife and son joined him through family reunion visas after about 2 months of him living in our accommodation and we supported the family in looking for more suitable… Continue reading Case Study – Badr*.


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.