Do you have a spare room? Would you like to help a destitute asylum seeker or a refugee?
One Roof Hosting is being set up following people’s desire to help refugees and asylum seekers when the migrant crisis grew last year.
Hosts provide accommodation for an agreed amount of time to a destitute asylum seeker or refugee who would otherwise be homeless and extremely vulnerable. Whilst on the hosting scheme the guest will work with One Roof and the Red Cross to look at their future options to move-on.
So what does hosting involve?
Every host needs to have a spare bedroom that they are willing to make available for a minimum of two weeks. In addition, our clients, the host's guest, will need to be able to store and cook food, and have access to laundry and bathroom facilities.
Being friendly and able to offer hospitality in your home.
There may be other things you would like to provide such as occasionally sharing a meal but there is no obligation.
Who would I be hosting
Whilst all destitute asylum seekers are vulnerable people, we will not refer anyone who has (as far as we are aware), a high level of extra support needs such as a serious mental health condition.for single adults from anywhere in the world who have been refused asylum or have recently received refugee status.
We will also undertake appropriate background checks to mininimise risk for both hosts and guests.
How long would a hosting arrangement last?
We would agree an initial trial period usually of two weeks. If this is successful and both host and guest are happy with the arrangement, the hosting period will continune for a predeterminated length of time. This ensures that there is no false expectations for the guest and no unhelpful obligation for the host.
How do I become a host?