Home4U is a registered charity based in Cardiff that provides accommodation to people seeking asylum, who would otherwise face destitution and homelessness. Home4U largely relies on the commitment and dedication of volunteers supported by a small staff team, as well as the support of donations and funders.
We believe that everyone should have a safe, clean and warm place to call home in the UK. At Home4U, we ensure that the properties provided to people are homely, and of a high standard. This will give a period of real respite and help to restore dignity.
INTRODUCING THE 4 TEAMS THAT MAKE UP HOME4U
'She had no home –
she had no place to meet,
no place to talk,
she had no home –
She had a story of fear in her country
and then again
in mine –
She had no home -
no place to sleep in safety.
She’s not allowed
And so she waits.
She fears …
she has no life.'
A volunteer's reflection on first coming across destitution.
Home4U has a small body of staff, with only 2 paid employees. Our Placement Coordinator manages properties and placements and is key to the relationships with partners and funders. Our Management Assistant oversees our communication systems, media development and supports the day-to-day activities.
Trustees are the guardians of Home4U's purpose. They make sure that the needs of beneficiaries are put first and Home4U's values and ethos are upheld. Trustees make decisions for the charity and offer their guidance and support to all other teams. They are responsible for the vision and strategic development of the Charity.
Key Workers are a voluntary group who are each allocated to one resident. Key Workers offer individualized support by maintaining frequent communication, signposting, referring to services in Cardiff and helping with the resident's general needs. Key Workers make a real difference because their efforts will empower people to take back agency in their lives.
Our Support Group work innovatively to provide additional support to residents through holistic activity and fun events. The Support Group provide support to
both to residents and to the organization, by helping to prepare properties and undertaking fundraising activities.
We have a range of funders who support our projects. We are thankful for their support and the work they do.
NACCOM Guardian Grant
Hilden Charitable Fund
[National Lottery] Awards for All
Allen Lane Foundation
Martin Lewis Coronavirus Emergency Fund
Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation
Respond and Adapt Programme (Refugee Action)