Bolton Destitution Project

"Seeking to provide a safe environment where Refugees and Asylum Seekers can find friendship, food and practical help."

What We Can Do To Help

Those newly-arrived asylum seekers, such as the people you see on TV trying to hide in lorries and trains from Calais often arrive with little or nothing.

At the Destitution Project we provide those without any other support with:

• Basic food, store cupboard items, Toiletries, toilet paper, toothbrushes and toothpaste
• Good quality second hand clothes and if possible socks and shoes.

• Bedding
• A hot meal [available to all
• Informal English lessons
• A warm welcome and a smile!
• General information and signposting

You can donate:

Food, toiletries and clothes.

You can make a financial donation to us:

The Cooperative Bank
Credit: The Destitution project
Bank Sort Code: 08—92-99
Bank Account Number: 65764556

For further information, please e-mail us at:

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Drop-In Centre

Our drop-in centre at the Victoria Hall (using the back entrance) is open Wednesdays from 10:00am until 3:30pm.

We would like to acknowledge and express our gratitude to the HOPE Food Bank Project in Liverpool for their inspiration in enabling us to present this information and the information contained within it.

Food Bank: Urgent donations required > >

Tins Of Tomatoes Tins Of Sweetcorn Tins Of Tuna Tins Of Sardines Toilet Rolls

We're looking for help! >>

English Teachers - the Destitution Project is looking for experienced English teachers who would like to volunteer to teach beginner or intermediate/advanced classes for our service users. Classes are up to 2 hours long and take place on Wednesdays at various times and we currently have 2 levels for women and 2 levels for men. Each volunteer teacher would work with one class, and likely be part of a small team of teachers (some of whom are not trained in teaching English). We also try to provide one-to-one instruction throughout the day for those service users with very little English knowledge.

Reception Volunteers - the Destitution Project is in need of volunteers to man our reception desks each Wednesday. This would require you to be present between 9.45am and 3.00pm. You will need to have good interpersonal and organisational skills, and like to meet and greet people but also comfortable ensuring that access to the Drop-In Centre and its services are well managed. You will likely work as part of a two-person team. Previous experience in this sort of task would be ideal, but not essential.
You must be 18 and over to apply.

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