Do you care about social justice?
Would you like to live in a vibrant multi-cultural community in Bristol where you can contribute? We are offering a place in our community house at highly reduced rent, in return for 5 hours a week of your time & skills.
Could it be for you?
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Our live in house-hosts contribute 5-6 hours a week toward the running of the house, including a weekly Monday evening slot. In return, they receive a highly reduced rent package – £200 per month including all bills, internet and basic food.
BHN is a network of individuals and households living and organising in solidarity with with refused asylum seekers to end forced destitution in Bristol. To this end we have a network of host ‘families’ and also a large house for men in Fishponds which can host 9 single people (plus hosts). We support people with accommodation and provide opportunities for creative community involvement whilst also working with people on the legal side of their case.BHN sees itself as a project of ‘solidarity’ more than of charity – that is, we see ourselves confronting an unjust system rather than offering hand-outs. Our values are solidarity (working alongside people, not merely giving aid), equality (people are people before labels); mutual empowerment (overcoming barriers together); hospitality (creating intercultural spaces of welcome); integrity (transparency in decision and action); and creative resistance (living out change imaginatively).
We are seeking new hosts who are passionate about social justice, skilled in facilitation and/or pastoral work, and who want to build a strong community life among destitute asylum seekers. We offer subsidised accommodation (including bills and basic food) in a culturally diverse community with rich opportunities for personal development, training and learning.