Monthly Archives: February 2017


L referrer, London

….it was such a huge relief to come across your organisation and then to find you so efficient and willing to help…When H reported back how kind and hospitable K had been and what a ‘beautiful family’ they were, I finally felt I could relax again…Refugees at Home is such a great idea…Keep up the good [...]

February 20th, 2017|

Creating an Airbnb for refugees is more complicated than it sounds

Activists welcome Airbnb’s commitment to house 100,000 refugees, but they say finding the right hosts will take more than an algorithm Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images After President Donald Trump halted the flow of refugees coming into the US through an executive order last month, Airbnb came out with a strong response: the home-sharing [...]

February 18th, 2017|

L, referrer, London

J - he is so very happy and relieved to be safe and staying with such lovely people as A and D are. I had been meaning to write to you and not yet got to it, so this is to thank you very much indeed, it's literally life-changing for J.

February 18th, 2017|

Baking, bikes and beds help ease trauma for refugees

Refugee women learn how to bake bread at the E5 Bakehouse in London The government has abandoned thousands of child refugees who had hoped to find sanctuary in Britain. While Amber Rudd, the home secretary, was closing the door on the so-called Dubs children, however, a loose network of volunteers and small charities has [...]

February 18th, 2017|

L, referrer, London

To everyone who helped finding a place to stay for M, Thank you thank you thank you a million times. We went to his new house today as he will spend his first night there and everything was perfect. A and I could not have been better hosts and they made M feel so comfortable and [...]

February 16th, 2017|

Patrick, referrer, Cardiff

Just a quick note to say thanks for finding the wonderful J. He's an amazing host and has taken on supporting A - which releases us to do other stuff. A is feeling much more stable and positive as a result of our work.

February 14th, 2017|

BBC Radio London

February 12th, 2017|

What every home needs: a smiling refugee

With my girls away at university I opened my house to a young man from Darfur, and it’s changed my life as much as his. Over Christmas I read in a newspaper about an organisation called Refugees at Home, which places homeless refugees with host families. Since I was feeling seasonably charitable and I rattle around [...]

February 11th, 2017|

L, Home Visitor

To receive your email and find that both my hosts have guests makes me feel like I am making a small difference - thank you. Thank you to the R@H team for supporting home assessors, hosts and guests. Keep going please and look after yourselves. Somewhere scared parents and families are grateful for you all.

February 10th, 2017|

Thank you from a Sudanese guest

As you said in your first reply to my inquiry email , you said that " will do our best to help"! Your best was so quick & positive that you connected me with the family in Finchely. They invited me for dinner last Monday evening, so as to know each other. To be honest with [...]

February 8th, 2017|