The Guilty Feminist – Active Compassion

We were delighted last week that Refugees at Home's very own Rachel Mantell joined Deborah Frances-White on The Guilty Feminist podcast. TGF is one of the most widely listened to podcasts in the UK and around the world, and this episode on active compassion, was obviously a subject very close to our hearts. Rachel spoke in [...]

December 14th, 2018|

HuffPost – Here’s Why You Should Consider Hosting A Refugee This Christmas

This year, two of our wonderful hosts have been featured on HuffPost’s Christmas celebration of kindness, HumanKind. Karina and her host Basel talk about their first Christmas together last year, while Penelope and her guest, Maher, will spend the holidays together for the first time this time around. Hosting is vital at this time of year, especially given the very real prospect of street homelessness of many of our guests if they are not hosted, and these stories show what a wonderful experience it can be for both host and guest. You can read the full article in it’s original form here, as well as checking out the rest of the HumanKind stories, or scroll down to read below.  […]

December 14th, 2018|

The Guardian – ‘Living with a refugee gives you a real understanding of what is important’

Refugees at Home host, and voluntary trustee, Rachel Mantell, spoke to the Guardian about the practicalities of providing a safe place for a refugee. Rachel talks through why she started hosting, the challenges of catering for an extra person in the house, and the lessons she has learned from a variety of refugees from around the world. You can read the whole article below, or click here to find it on the Guardian website. […]

November 28th, 2018|

HuffPost – Hosting A Refugee Helped Me Find My Own Place In The World

Liz Bates is one of our fabulous hosts in Birmingham. After volunteering with refugees in Belgrade, she returned home and responded to a post on Facebook looking for spare rooms in Birmingham. Now a regular host, Liz wrote for The Huffington Post about muddling through in broken English, sharing stories and using social media to track lost relatives.  Her beautiful piece gives a great insight into what we do, and you can read it in full here – or check it out below.  […]

July 13th, 2018|

VIDEO: BBC Sunday Morning Live

Refugees at Home featured on BBC's Sunday Morning Live last weekend, as guest Roudi and his hosts Vicky and Chris told their story. Roudi is from Aleppo, which has been ravaged by war. He is a doctor, attempting to begin practicing in the UK, and coming to terms with life in Greater Manchester. You can watch [...]

July 4th, 2018|

The New York Jewish Week – Not Just Somewhere Else’s Concern

Refugees at Home is a UK-based charity, but sometimes news of our work spreads around the work – and this week is one of those times. One of our wonderful hosts, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, has written for the The New York Jewish Week about hosting M, and the religious values that led to him becoming part of our R@H family. You can read the full piece here, or it is reproduced below… […]

July 4th, 2018|

Shortlist – What it’s really like to be a male refugee living in the UK in 2018

Shortlist Magazine published a wonderful feature last week on life as a young, male refugee in the UK. The piece is wide-ranging, featuring stories from an Iraqi in London, Syrians in Brighton and London, and a Tibetan asylum seeker now working to help others. The article also includes a section from Refugees at Home co-founder Sara Nathan, who adds her voice to a fascinating discussion.  The full piece, which is well worth a read, can be found here  or you can read more below.  […]

July 4th, 2018|

Jewish Chronicle – Meet the refugees who sought sanctuary with Jewish volunteers

The Jewish Chronicle this week featured the Muslim guests with Jewish hosts that our charity has paired together. From Pinner to Acton, Jewish hosts have been a key part of Refugees at Home’s work, and here they talk about their relationship with their Muslim guests – from understanding laws about food to creating environments to pray. You can read the full story here in the Jewish Chronicle, or it is reproduced below.  […]

June 25th, 2018|

Huffington Post – What I’ve Learned From Hosting A Refugee

Conservative MP Margot James, one of our wonderful hosts, read about Refugees at Home in a newspaper and wanted to get involved. A little over a year later, she has welcomed Reza*, an Iranian, into her home, and helped him find his feet as he builds a new life in the UK. You can read more about her story on the Huffington Post, or read below for the full article.  […]

June 20th, 2018|

Forbes – True Grit: Lessons in Life from Areej Osman, Sudanese Refugee

Areej Osman has been both a guest, and a volunteer, for Refugees at Home. She spoke to Forbes about her experiences coming to the UK, how we helped her, and the work she now does to give back. You can read the full interview with Emma Zangs on Forbes’ website, or reproduced below… […]

June 12th, 2018|