Safe Housing for LGBT Refugees

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Providing safe housing for LGBT refugees to help them integrate in British society to end LGBT poverty.

It is estimated that 2,000 LGBT asylum seekers enter the UK every year. Research shows that they live below the poverty line, they lack the support of their ethnic communities in the UK, they are extremely isolated, have low confidence and self-esteem and lack safe housing. The project will create a hostel and provide safe temporary housing to LGBT refugees. This commercial activity will generate profits that will be used to provide a suite of additional services to support the integration of LGBT refugees, including peer support groups, employability workshops, coaching and technical assistance in setting up SMEs.  

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