We might be small, but our impact is big! Home4U helps people when they become destitute during their claim for asylum. Destitution is a real and constant threat for people at all stages of their asylum claim. Home4U provides accommodation to offer a period of respite, and provides support to ensure people can establish durable pathways out of destitution. By working with other organisations, we empower people to pursue their legal case, integrate into Cardiff's community, and build skills and confidence.
NIGHTS WITH OCCUPIED BEDSPACES PROVIDED FROM JUNE 2020
of our residents move on to better circumstances
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HELPED OUT OF DESTITUTION
Home4U has helped people seeking asylum from 28 countries
HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Destitution occurs when a person's claim for protection is refused. Their accommodation and support, provided by the Home Office at this stage, ends within 21 days notice and they cannot access any kind of benefit. They are prohibited from working.
Home4U provides a period of respite from destitution in a safe and comfortable home. With the support of a small staff team and volunteers, our organisation aims to help people regain their dignity, empower them to take back autonomy, access professional help and make the best decisions possible for their future.
We know that just under 60% of those who have been with us at Home4U now have permission to stay in the UK, possibly many more.
Home4U plays a crucial role in the lives of those we support, whether their legal claim is eventually successful or not. Having a place to call home increases their self worth, makes them hopeful and more energized. During their stay with us, we empower residents to make advances with their legal claim and establish durable pathways out of destitution.
WHERE DREAMING IS IMPORTANT AND DESTITUTION ENDS!
Home4U places value in providing a home - not just a shelter. We believe that the properties we provide should enable a space for dreams to be part of an individual's everyday life.
Many people who are seeking asylum have experienced trauma and the individuals who we accommodate have experienced destitution and resultant stress in the UK. Consequently, many of our residents report that they struggle to sleep and have heightened levels of stress when they first move into our properties. Home4U works to make a positive impact on this common issue by providing a home where people can sleep soundly and safely, and by working closely with residents to rebuild their confidence so that they can dream of a brighter future, without fear of having no where to sleep.
For the Home4U team and volunteers too, dreaming is important, as together with residents, they make plans for ever better solutions.