Kairos Housing provides short-term shared accommodation and specialist 1:1 support for asylum seekers and refugees who have become destitute and homeless in Blackburn with Darwen after receiving a decision (positive or negative) on their asylum claim.
We house refugees and asylum seekers who have faced persecution in their home country for reasons of race; religion; nationality; political opinion; or membership of a particular social group.
We offer accommodation in single sex, two-bedroom furnished flats in the centre of Blackburn and a two-bedroom terraced house in Darwen.
Our homes are a place of sanctuary for single adult asylum seekers whose appeal rights are exhausted (ARE) and have no recourse to public funds (NRPF). The asylum seekers we house are homeless and destitute, with no source of income and no entitlement benefits. We provide them with free, safe and secure housing and a small weekly support payment and other support of donations in kind towards essential living supplies.
We also house individuals at risk of homelessness who have recently been awarded refugee status.