Support Group Session

WHO WE HELP

DESTITUTE ASYLUM SEEKERS

Destitute asylum seekers are those whose cases are refused by the Home Office, causing them to become evicted from their Home Office funded accommodation, with no right to work or to claim housing or financial support from the government. NAT offers people in this situation a room in a shared house, so they have a safe space to start working on their further submissions or fresh asylum claims to the Home Office - this can be extremely difficult when living on the streets. We ensure that everyone we house has adequate legal representation.

Once our residents have been able to submit further submissions or fresh asylum claims to the Home Office, we support them in applying for ‘section 4’ accommodation, provided by the Home Office. This allows a bed space in our shared accommodation to become available to another destitute asylum seeker.

Whilst living with NAT, destitute asylum seekers receive £10 a month and a weekly food parcel from our partner charity, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum.

NEWLY RECOGNISED REFUGEES

Arimathea also temporarily houses newly recognised refugees who have been through the asylum process and have been granted leave to remain in the UK. The individuals have the right to work and to claim benefits. Residents are supported to resettle into their own independent accommodation and are also assisted with applying for benefits, ESOL classes, job searching and registering with health care providers.

Our housing for refugees is a mixture of self-contained flats, shared houses and family homes. All residents are given ongoing support from the NAT team and work towards moving into independent living. Events and activities are promoted to them to encourage social integration and workshops are delivered to help develop the necessary skills for independent living.

 

Nottingham Arimathea Trust also works with partners to accept urgent referrals for those who have been subject to modern slavery and human trafficking. Modern slavery includes; forced labour, bonded labour, human trafficking, descent-based slavery, child slavery, forced and early marriage.

In the year to March 2020 in England and Wales, there were 7,779 modern slavery crimes recorded, a 59% increase on the previous year. Most victims of modern slavery go undetected, so the Home Office estimates there are actually approximately 13,000 potential victims of modern slavery in the UK.

VICTIMS OF MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

NAT is also able to accept urgent referrals for those who have been subject to modern slavery and human trafficking. Modern slavery includes; forced labour, bonded labour, human trafficking, descent-based slavery, child slavery, forced and early marriage.

In the year to March 2020, there were 7,779 modern slavery crimes recorded by the police, a 59% increase from 4,897 in the year to March 2019. Yet, most victims of modern slavery go undetected so the Home Office estimates there are actually around 13,000 potential victims of modern slavery in the UK.

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