The original biblical definition of hospitality meant 'the welcoming of strangers'.

We are always looking for people who are willing to open up their home on a temporary basis to host a person in need of a place to sleep. Asylum seekers become destitute for a number of reasons but primarily as a result in the withdrawal of their Home Office support (finance and housing) once a decision has been made regarding a person's application for asylum.

Open Door is one of the few agencies providing poverty relief for destitute asylum seekers in the area. Whilst we try to accommodate those destitute asylum seekers requiring support in one of our rented properties or in our night shelter provision, this is not always possible.

Usually the biggest need for hosting is for single women as we do not provide night shelter accommodation for females. However there are also ocassions where it is not appropriate for some men to be placed in the night shelter.

Hosting is usually on a short term basis with an indiviual being hosted for a maximum of four weeks (although shorter periods are possible to suit individual circumstances).

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If you have a spare room in your house and you would be willing to host a destitute asylum seeker, please contact our office on 01642 213634 or email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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