The charity was established in 2009 to support French speaking asylum seekers and refugees living in the Greater Manchester especially in Salford. The charity now has a wider remit of helping the local community in Salford and surrounding areas such as Cheetwood, Cheetham Hill.
We run community activities that are preventative as well as early intervention which allow the community to make informed choices and improve their quality of life.
Most of our activities aim to alleviate isolation and depression, including emotional wellbeing, social, physical and recreational activities
We heavily rely on volunteers to give practical help, assistance and support for older people living in their own homes and raise awareness of dementia within the African community.
We are a resource for the community, adopting a community development model to meet community needs.
Warm Hut UK is situated in one of the most deprived areas of Salford. It currently operates a variety of projects including, drop in sessions to provide general information, advice and advocacy services, volunteering programme, mentoring, Homework club and after schools’ club.
We also provide social and recreational activities for older members of the community.
We pride ourselves on offering a wide and diverse range of recreational and educational opportunities for the WHOLE Community: Young, old and those in the middle.
Embedded in the community and sharing the same background, we support people who are in the transition points of their lives: Asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and second generation of British citizens.
The problems we deal with include: unemployment, homelessness or vulnerable housed, mental health, discrimination, social and economic deprivation, loneliness and isolation.
Our mission is that African people gain a better insight into their experiences of living abroad, have a positive attitude towards life in the UK, maximise their well-being, feel empowered and enabled to contribute to the host country.
Our Aims and Services
- To enable our beneficiaries face with confidence the hardships resulting from their daily life and experiences in the UK.
- To provide general advice, information, guidance and practical support related to African people’s needs such as translation, interpreting, welfare, health, housing, education, employment and training.
- To increase social opportunities and enhance quality of life.
- To promote community cohesion, respect in diversity and contribution to prosperity of the UK.
In the Greater Manchester we have got lots of charities doing great job for refugees and asylum seekers in the field of Immigration but there was a gap in the provision for life beyond immigration issues. We become a well-established charity and we have been able to help our beneficiaries to settle down in Greater Manchester by (do not take our words for grantee, see and like our Facebook page):
- Securing permanent accommodation
- Helping them equip their new houses or clearing their utilities bills.
- Breaking the isolation of the over 60s by providing companionship, befriending and home visits.
- Providing emotional and practical support to those affected by life events such genital mutilation, life treating illnesses or rape.
In our work, we explore the various skills, physical and intellectual potentials refugees come with from their home countries. We are working tirelessly to empower them to develop and make use of their knowledge and skills for the betterment of themselves, their communities and in their newly acquired life in the UK so that they can contribute to the UK.
We focus on outreach and consultation, skills development, empowerment and wellbeing.
We aim to make a difference, not just talking about it by giving people from refugee background access to the opportunities that will help them to achieve their full potential.