Asylum Seeker Support

The heart of Open Door's work is providing support for destitute asylum seekers. We provide this support through a number of ways:


- Our Main Drop-in on a Monday (10.30am -3.30pm). Clients can be referred or self refer. Once clients are registered with us they can receive weekly food parcels and access housing support. Clients can also use the internet, play pool and get a hot meal.

- Hosting Project We run a hosting project where asylum seekers with no support spend time as guests in family homes usually for between 2 to 8 weeks. To find out about becoming a host please click on the link below.

Hosting Project Page


- Our Destitution Housing. We have a number of bed spaces in our accommodation available for destitute asylum seekers. this accommodation is available for a limited time whilst clients re-engage with the asylum system or make informed choices about their future. Usually clients must first access the night shelter before a bed space will be made available to them. 

- Advice, Information and Guidance. Open Door aims to support individuals in re-engaging with the asylum system in order to take control of their own circumstances. We do this by providing advice and information about the ways they can do this and by signposting them to other agencies that can asisst them in this process.

- Our Women's Drop-in on a Tuesday (10am-1pm). We run a separate drop-in for women, which provides a safe and comfortable environment where women can access destution support, take part in art, craft and cooking activities and build friendships.


For more information contact our project worker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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 Photo: Drop-in. (c) ODNE 2014


 We are grateful to the following organisations for supporting our work with asylum seekers:

The Goshen Trust (Administered by Tees Valley Community Foundation)


EF Foundation  cftw logo

A B Charitable Trust
Registered charity number 1000147


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