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Women Hosting Men

Really, in my experience, you shouldn't worry. I have had an eighteen - now 19 - year old Syrian, M.., living with me for two months now. He is entirely delightful, very grateful to be here - and pretty good at clearing up after himself! I love him dearly and feel I've got almost as much [...]

October 25th, 2016|

Hosting a Man

I was initially worried about taking a man, I live with my 27 year old daughter and my youngest daughter who is 22 is a frequent visitor home from university. In the end we decided that as most refugees are men we should just take the plunge and give it a go as it felt important [...]

October 24th, 2016|

From Baron’s Court Project

Over the past month we have been supporting a service user from Egypt who is seeking asylum in the UK. When he first came to the Project, he was homeless, had no legal representation and was struggling to communicate with the Home Office. We found him a solicitor, gave him food bank vouchers and a small [...]

October 24th, 2016|

Oldest and Youngest Hosts Meet

At the first meeting of our newly formed Kingston hub, our oldest host (aged 94) meets our youngest host (aged 19). Such wonderful people.

October 24th, 2016|

Article in Community Practitioner

A wonderful article in Community Practitioner telling health visitors, school nurses, community nursery nurses and other healthcare professionals working in community settings about us and how they can help with the refugee crisis, giving some real case studies of three people who decided they could help. Download PDF

October 19th, 2016|

Travers Smith’s work for Refugees at Home wins top pro bono award

Travers Smith LLP is delighted to have won the ‘Law in the Community/Pro Bono Award’ category at the 2016 Halsbury Legal Awards for its work supporting Refugees at Home. Refugees at Home first came to Travers Smith as a group of individuals and has, with the firm’s help, become a charitable organisation that connects those with a spare room in their home with asylum seekers and refugees in need of accommodation. […]

October 15th, 2016|

Female hosting male refugees

Some comments from various female hosts who are hosting males: "I'm female and I've hosted two male refugees at different times. I have one living with me now. The experience has been fantastic. I'm happy to talk to anyone who is having doubts about doing this."   "I have hosted a male refugee and have supported [...]

October 14th, 2016|