Accommodation Referral form
People who are seeking asylum
(including those who are waiting to claim asylum, waiting to access asylum support or who have had their application for asylum refused)
Our accommodation is provided through shared houses and a voluntary hosting scheme. Places are limited and we always have a waiting list. Please can we encourage you to ensure the client understands that Boaz accommodation is rarely available immediately, and that unfortunately it can be weeks, or sometimes months, before a space is available. Our accommodation is temporary, but clients can stay with us for up to a year which is why spaces are not always available quickly. Due to the high number of referrals we receive, some people on the waiting list may never be accommodated so unfortunately we can never guarantee that a space will be available.
Our waiting list is ordered by a scoring system based on priority need (for example: current accommodation, health conditions), and we will normally meet with those scoring highest on our waiting list initially. This meeting is to explain who Boaz is and what we do, and also to further establish the client’s situation and see how we would be able to support the individual, in preparation for spaces becoming available.
As you continue working with the client please let us know of any changes to their situation, as this may affect their suitability or priority on our waiting list. If we have had no contact from you or the referred individual after six months on the waiting list we will email you to confirm whether the client is still in need of accommodation, and remove them from the waiting list if not.
(including those who have been granted refugee status, humanitarian protection and discretionary leave to remain)
Our accommodation for refugees is also in high demand. When a place becomes available in one of our houses, we will contact those on the waiting list to see if they are still in need of housing and arrange an initial assessment meeting. We will usually arrange to show them the available room at this point. If they decide to accept the room, we will take copies of their identification documents to confirm their immigration status (as requested by law), and make arrangements to set up rent or housing benefit payments once a move in date has been agreed.
Before making a referral, please read the Privacy Notice for people referred to the Boaz Trust. Please ensure that the client you are referring has understood this Privacy Notice before proceeding.