How does ASSIST vet guests before they come and stay with me?

We will only refer ASSIST clients to stay with you once we have satisfied ourselves to the best of our ability, that they would be suitable to be hosted by you.

We liaise closely with our night-shelter team who will flag up any concerns about any individual's behaviour.

Clients who have not been hosted before will always be hosted by ‘key hosts’ who are extremely experienced. Only once a client has been successfully hosted by a key host twice, will we refer him/her to any of the other weekend hosts.

In the case of long-term hosting, the guest would typically have previously stayed at the ASSIST night-shelter and will be well-known to us.