"In order to treat me equally,
you may have to treat me differently"

Why We Are Needed

In 2000, the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) population of Hull was about 3%, which included the University population. At the present time (May 2016) it is approximately 12% which is a rapid increase. One reason is that Hull became a dispersal city for asylum seekers through the National Asylum Support Service(NASS). Hull has also elected to become part of the UNHCRGateway Protection Programme whereby refugees come to the UK as part of Britain’s international agreement and there is also a City of Sanctuary interest group in the city. The number of people being referred to the project has increased dramatically over the last year and with the increase of the BME community set to grow even further in Hull we expect the rate of referrals to the project to increase even more. Issues that the Haven Project has dealt with and is continuing to deal with are:

  • Bereavement
  • Isolation
  • Torture
  • Rape
  • Trauma
  • Suicidal Risk
  • Parent/child relationships
  • Marital breakdown
  • Child/school difficulties
  • Trafficking
  • Conflict within the community
  • Cultural transition

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