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Hosting Open Evening

Hosting Destitute Refugees and Migrants in Westminster

 Monday 11th July 6.00- 7.30pm

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In response to current interest in helping migrants and refugees arriving in Europe and the UK Housing Justice London Hosting network invites you to an Open Evening. Come and find out more about this practical response to need.

Many migrants and refugees find themselves, through no fault of their own, with no support or accommodation and no help to return to their home country. Local authorities and most homeless charities don’t provide accommodation because they have no entitlements to benefits, or “no recourse to public funds”. Many have been in the UK a long while, and they come from a wide range of countries, including especially Iran and Eritrea.  Volunteers from Churches, faith and community groups are responding, offering temporary hospitality to people in their homes, while their asylum or immigration case is taken forward.

Do you have a spare room or space to offer, even temporarily? Come along to this find out more: What is needed? What support is offered? What if something goes wrong? How long might someone need a room?

Come and hear from people who are hosting, and people being hosted.

6.00pm Refreshments. 6.30 Meeting starts

Please RSVP to hosting@housingjustice.org.uk  

Information evenings are being arranged in several London Boroughs. if you would like to partner with us in helping hosting to get established in your Borough please get in touch.

 Want to get involved but can’t host?

You might like to.. help organise future meetings in your borough; volunteer with London Hosting; Make a donation to the Destitution Fund to enable hosting. Please get in touch for more info.

London Hosting Network is led by Housing Justice in partnership with Praxis, Spare Room, Jesuit Refugee Service, London Interfaith Forum,  Just Homes, London Catholic Worker and others – see http://londonhosting.wordpress.com

Hosting outside London If you are outside London and would like to find out about local hosting initiatives please visit the NACCOM website here or contact Dave Smith of Boaz Trust / NACCOM on davesmith@boaztrust.org.uk

 

Event details

Location:Connection at St. Martin’s
12 Adelaide Street,
London WC2N 4HW
Times:18:00 - 19:30
Start Date:11/07/2016
End Date:11/07/2016

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