The Boaz Trust
The Boaz Trust
The Boaz Trust serves destitute asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester, providing accommodation, support and basic essentials to those with no recourse to public funds.
The Boaz Trust is a Christian organisation working to bring an end to destitution amongst asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester.
We provide accommodation and support for homeless asylum seekers who have been denied sanctuary but not deported. We also provide temporary housing for refugees who have been granted leave to remain but do not yet have their own housing or support.
We currently manage ten houses and have a network of local host families who voluntarily provide emergency accommodation in spare rooms. In addition we run night shelters over the winter months, in partnership with the British Red Cross and local churches.
We provide basic food parcels and other essentials such as toiletries and bus fares. Our support workers provide one-to-one advocacy, helping our clients to access healthcare, legal advice and specialist services.
We run a programme of weekly activities and classes for individuals to access, including English, sewing and gardening courses. Clients are encouraged to volunteer within Boaz and for other organisations across the city.
Finally, we are committed to campaigning for changes to the asylum system. We are a member of several national coalitions, including 'Still Human Still Here' and have two patrons, Mr John Leech MP and Baroness Maeve Sherlock.
We encourage clients to represent Boaz through the media and events and are committed to promoting a positive approach to asylum issues.
The Boaz Trust aims to:
- Influencing public policy to uphold the human rights of all asylum seekers and refugees.
- Providing advocacy on behalf of asylum seekers and refugees facing destitution and hardship, through legal advice, signposting/referrals and partnership working.
- The relief of destitution and hardship amongst asylum seekers and refugees by: 1. the provision of accommodation. 2. the provision of goods, money and services in order to prevent deprivation.
- As a Christian charity, educating and equipping the Church to support asylum seekers and refugees facing destitution and hardship in a variety of ways.
- The education of the public about issues relating to destitution and hardship amongst asylum seekers and refugees, and other related issues.
Established: June 2004
Registered Charity Number: 1110344
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 3
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 0161 202 1056
Address: 1st Floor, 110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AGView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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