The Goldhills are hosting 21-year-old Faraj, a devout Muslim who accompanies them to the synagogue on Saturdays.

January 24th, 2018|

The most lovely, surprising thing that happened is that we became friends’

Featured in the Independent and on the UN's feed as #GreatBritishWelcome, a fabulous series of stories about hosts and their guests, with photos by Aubrey Wade

January 24th, 2018|

Hosting Refugees Has Taught Me So Much About The Kindness Of Strangers

Sara Nathan, Co-founder of Refugees At Home writes in the Huffington Post A spectator might think that hosting a destitute refugee or asylum-seeker, as we have done for over a year, would be completely one-way: that all the benefits are to the guest who gains somewhere warm and dry to sleep, the support of a [...]

January 8th, 2018|

‘I have nightmares’: people threatened with deportation reveal what happened next Diane Taylor writes for the Guardian about Samim's return from Afghanistan to his Refugees at Home hosts Samim Bigzad Samim Bigzad and host Kavel Rafferty in Ramsgate. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian The Home Office’s decision to ignore a high court judge’s order not to send Samim Bigzad back to Kabul was met with [...]

January 7th, 2018|

Charity Begins at Home

Rebecca Louis, partner at Mayo Wynne Baxter solicitors, talks about her experience of hosting through Refugees at Home in Re: Magazine As I write this in June it is international refugee day and the UN have announced that at the last count there were 65.5 million displaced people in the world. This includes refugees and [...]

December 22nd, 2017|

Refugees: a half-hidden alternative world

Jonathan Wittenberg, Rabbi for the New North London Synagogue, describes his experiences with Refugees at Home, in the OECD Forum Network. "It was not until we began to host refugees in our house through Refugees at Home that I began to appreciate more deeply some of the enduring struggles so many people are forced to face. [...]

December 22nd, 2017|

Surviving 28 Days

An excellent video highlighting the work we do and why.

November 26th, 2017|

Refugees welcome at Wembley – how the FA is using spare England tickets to reach new fans

Football has a long history of bringing people together from different backgrounds Every trip to Wembley is different. Cup finals, play-offs, World Cup qualifiers, they all live in the memory for different reasons – from my first trip, as an eight-year-old watching Paul Scholes score a hat-trick against Poland, through to last season’s FA Cup final, [...]

November 21st, 2017|

Retired people look after refugees in the UK too

Letters Wednesday 15 November 2017 19.17 GMT Refugees At Home hosts 150 refugees and asylum seekers every night in people’s spare rooms across the UK Syrian refugee Jawad Shalghin (left) is living with 63-year-old Angelika Bauer (right) in Hamburg. Sara Nathan says there are also plenty of older people in the UK helping refugees. Photograph: Oliver Hardt/Getty Images [...]

November 17th, 2017|

Refugee crisis — this is what happened when we moved an asylum seeker into our spare room

Moved deeply by the refugee crisis, Simon Neville and his wife opened their home to a young Iranian man. The experience changed all their lives. Musa lives with the Nevilles (from left), Rachael, Leo, Joseph and Simon When the bomb went off two months ago at Parsons Green Tube and a refugee was subsequently detained and [...]

November 12th, 2017|