Volunteering as a Grace Host

We are not currently recruiting new Hosts – although we remain desperate for people to volunteer as Hosting Coordinators.

If you wish to register your interest in becoming a Host, you can still complete an online application form and we will get in touch as soon as we begin recruiting again.

If you want to house new refugee arrivals in the UK, this is very unlikely. The Prime Minister has pledged to take 20,000 Syrian refugees  direct from refugee camps in the Middle East over a period of five years, and is relying on local authorities to find places for them. There are no current plans to take any Refugees directly from Europe.

If you want to urge the government to do more, there are a number of good petitions being circulated. Hundreds of thousands have signed up already. You can find them on change.org , 38 degrees and avaaz

People who come to the UK and claim asylum are given accommodation by the Home Office while their case is being heard.

LASSN Hosts offer accommodation to

  • asylum seekers living in Leeds, whose claims have been refused, and who have been made homeless and destitute*; and
  • refugees (people who have had their asylum applications accepted) who have previously lived in Leeds, who have not yet been able to sort out accommodation for themselves

Here’s a short introduction Hosting, which might be useful if you’re considering becoming a Host

If you think this is something you can help with, then please complete our online application form.

For more information please contact Jo Carter, Grace Hosting Manager on [email protected].

If you live outside of Leeds and are interested in Hosting, please visit the NACCOM website to find the nearest Hosting project.

*In the case of refused asylum seekers, our aim is usually to provide accommodation whilst they get help to apply for financial and/or housing support or putting in a fresh claim.

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