REFER online
Refugee Hosting Programme (Room for Refugees)
& Emergency Relief Fund (Crisis Grants)

Caseworker Application for an Account to refer people in need for hosting and/or crisis grants.
For Caseworkers only: before going any further, read this first:

Use this online form to apply for a caseworker account.

If you have  referred to this programme before, do not complete this form; instead use your login details or contact

Room for refugees and the Emergency Relief fund is a crisis intervention programme designed by the charity Positive Action in Housing (SC027577) to help people in need from refugee and migrant communities to rebuild their lives.

It is a last resort programme for paid caseworkers from non profit organisations to help refugees and asylum seekers without recourse to public fund or personal support.

The programme targets people who are being prevented from rebuilding their lives or achieving legal resolution, because of enforced destitution, being forbidden to work.

We want to reach the most vulnerable on your caseload, those who can most benefit in the medium to long term from our intervention.

We can help men, women, children, families whom you consider to be suitable for hosting in someone's home or property, or deserving of a crisis grant in order rebuild their lives.

The programme offers a safe place to stay so that you the caseworker can assist your client to resolve the root problem of their destitution.

This significant humanitarian resource can potentially make a life-changing difference for:

- those affected by the Syrian refugee crisis
- unaccompanied child refugees in the UK and Europe, including those within care systems
- families, pregnant women, the sick
- refugees and those seeking asylum who are already in the UK and at risk of destitution   
- the long term destitute refugees and asylum seekers who may have given up hope,

Hosting: It's important that caseworkers do understand that you are responsible for supporting your client and staying involved in the programme for the duration of your client's stay with our hosts. In particular, you would be accompanying your client to the host's home, and helping them to move their case forward while they take respite in someone's home.

*As of October 2017, we have over 6,700 hosts across Scotland and the rest of the UK. We have 2,000 hosts in the USA and are planning development there, starting with New York.

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What is your last name? *

What's your mobile number? *

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How would you prefer to be contacted? *

What organisation do you work for? *

Are you formally employed by {{answer_14647817}}?

If you have an employment contract, and are paid a wage or salary, answer yes, if you are a volunteer or working in any other capacity, answer no.
Can you tell us more about your organisation and how you come into contact with refugees and those seeking asylum? *

Please include details of:
• The approximate number of people you are supporting from refugee and asylum seeking communities.
• How many of those are at risk of destitution.
• Where in the country they are based.
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Please explain in detail why you wish to refer clients to Room for Refugees *

Does your organisation work with any other refugee hosting schemes? *

Please tell us which other schemes you work with. *

Roughly how many people is your organisation supporting from refugee and asylum seeking communities? *

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How many of those are at risk of destitution? *

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What type of screening and risk assessment will you undertake for each client before referring them to this programme? *

In general, where geographically are the people you support based? *

What is the address for {{answer_14647817}}?

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Are you aware of other members of your organisation who are registered as referrers with Room for Refugees? *

Are you the primary contact for {{answer_14647817}}? *

Who is the primary contact? *

Their mobile number? *

What's their landline number? *

Thank you for registering to be a referrer, we'll review your application and if approved, we'll be in touch with login details shortly. If you have any queries about this process, please email