Boaz provides accommodation and holistic support for refused destitute asylum seekers, and homeless refugees in Greater Manchester. We manage an ever-growing waiting list of people who are in need of accommodation and support. Each week referrals are considered and if accommodation is available, those in most need of support are offered accommodation. Boaz accommodation is time-limited. We usually offer a package of accommodation and support for a period of up to one year.
We have three types of Boaz accommodation:
1. Hosting scheme
Local individuals and families offer their spare rooms to asylum seeker guests for an agreed time. This is usually for a minimum of one month. If you would like to explore the possibility of hosting please read more on our newly updated Hosting page by clicking here. Please read on for information on how to refer someone for hosting.
2. Shared houses
We currently manage 16 shared houses, 9 of which are for people have been refused asylum with the remaining offering accommodation to refugees. Houses are allocated for men or women. Sadly we cannot usually accommodate family groups. Boaz leases houses, free of charge or at low cost, from various sources, which over the years have included individual supporters, a local housing association, Green Pastures and the Diocese of Manchester.
To make a referral to the Boaz Trust for space in our hosting or shared houses please complete the online referral form by clicking the link below:
3. Temporary winter accommodation – Boaz night shelter and short term emergency hosting
The Boaz temporary winter accommodation 2017-2018 is closed for new referrals from Thursday 29th March 2018.
Our winter night shelter will hopefully be up and running again from October 2018.