Providing accommodation for newly recognised refugees, families, and those with no recourse to public funds
Homes for Single Refugees
Newly recognised refugees are given just 28 days to vacate their Home Office accommodation and support. Without specialist advice and guidance this often leads to homelessness, sofa surfing or temporary accommodation. We know that a home provides the bedrock for integration. ODNE provides fully furnished rooms in shared houses and wraparound casework to ensure new refugees can continue their life in a safe and secure home whilst they are settling as a refugee. Most refugees will live for around one year in an ODNE home before moving on with the confidence and experience to manage their own tenancy, utilities and independent living.
Homes for Refugee Families
ODNE provides family houses for newly recognised refugees as well as families being reunited through family reunion. ODNE provides fully furnished homes and wraparound casework to ensure new refugees can continue their life in a safe and secure home whilst they are settling as a refugee.
Homes for those in crisis
Homelessness and destitution is a hugely damaging consequence of our current asylum system. We accommodate a small number of single people who have been refused asylum and are in crisis as a result. Whilst staying with ODNE, we allow people some time to rest and recover and support them to make informed decisions about their future options. The vast majority of those we house achieve positive move on including a significant number who are later granted refugee status.