Arimathea Trust

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
9

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
30
%
60
%
"The supportive nature of the partnership with GP has enabled us to carry out capital works to the properties, install security measures and continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for our residents."
Toni Price, Interim CEO

Overview

Nottingham Arimathea Trust is a small housing charity with a clear mission to support destitute asylum seekers and newly recognised refugees Arimathea was born in 2007 when there was an overwhelming need to house asylum seekers whose cases have been refused. We were initially provided with one shared house for destitute Asylum Seekers and fast forward more than a decade later and Arimathea now has 20 properties housing around 70 residents. Green Pastures provides the charity with 9 self contained supported accommodation flats for those with refugee status.

Achieved to Date

Arimathea Trust has helped many refused asylum seekers to turn their cases around with the Home Office enabling them to achieve refugee status in the UK. We have also increased the number of properties and moved many refugees into independent living. The Arimathea Trust has also supported residents to find volunteering and employment opportunities and helped people to secure family reunions.

Why we do this

Destitute asylum seekers and new refugees often do not get the tailored help they need especially when it comes to accessing quality housing. The Arimathea Trust specialises in working with these groups to ensure their needs are understood - we do this by using interpreters when needed, taking clients to appointments and making sure they access English classes. We believe that no one should experience destitution and are doing our best to alleviate this.

Future Plans

Our future plans are to increase our housing stock and ideally open another shared house to provide shelter to more destitute Asylum Seekers and refugees. We are also hoping to partner with Green Pastures to secure another property for female asylum seekers/refugees, something which is really needed.

green pastures review

It was a great excitement many years ago that we bought the property at Sneinton Hollows for Nottingham Arimathea Trust which has housed so many refugees over the years. Nottingham Arimathea Trust have been very diligent to support those refugees and Karen and the team are very punctual and provide information whenever required. We greatly value this partnership because it's one of our largest blocks of flats to dedicatedly house refugees and we know Nottingham Arimathea Trust are a crucial part of the provision in the Nottingham area. We continue to look at new ventures for which we can house more refugees in Nottingham in partnership with the Trust. We’re very thankful to Andrew Wilson, who many years ago pioneered this project to get these please much-needed housing units up and running. 

contact

Caron Boulghassoul

T:

0115 9249920

A:

All Souls Church, Ilkeston Road, Nottingham, NG7 3HF

location

GP BEDS

9

other beds

53

partnership est.

Oct 2019

CHURCHES INVOLVED