No Children in Hotels Project is Expanding!

We are delighted to share the news that our No Children in Hotels Project, a critical initiative that supports age-disputed asylum-seeking children, is expanding. This project, initially launched in Berkshire with the generous support of the Blagrave Trust, is now set to expand into London, marking a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to safeguard the rights of unaccompanied asylum children in the UK.

Building on the success of our work in Berkshire, we have established strong connections with local organisations, identified government hotel accommodations, and begun to receive referrals for age-disputed asylum-seeking children. The impact of our existing efforts has been substantial, laying the groundwork for an even more extensive reach as we extend our services to London.

We are delighted to announce that the City Bridge Foundation has generously granted funding for this expansion, for the next two years. This invaluable support will allow RYS to not only continue but enhance our mission in aiding these children in their journey toward a more secure future. With this funding we are excited to welcome another full-time social worker and more session support workers to the team, enabling us to increase our capacity and better meet the unique needs of each child under our care.

This expansion into London represents a significant step forward in our commitment to ensuring that no age-disputed asylum-seeking child is left in inappropriate accommodations. With the continued support of our partners, donors, and community, we are confident that we can make a lasting impact on the lives of these young individuals, co-creating a brighter and more secure future.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Blagrave Trust and the City Bridge Foundation for recognising the importance of this project and standing by us in our mission.