Yearly Archives: 2018


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|

T – Guest

I would say thankyou to all of you for the incredible support you have done for me. I just moved to my new room. E at Crisis in London I and G - my previous host family- my life time friends, I visited you last week bust still missing you. R -refugee at home K and [...]

December 14th, 2018|

N – Guest

"I would like to thank you for your help. I am a Syrian refugee and I started an MA at the University of Leeds two years ago. When I first started, I didn't have a place to stay at in Leeds, so I contacted you and luckily you managed to find me a place as you [...]

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|

D- Host

The experience was rewarding and I'm glad I could assist. all my contact with RAH has been positive. Thanks, D, host, N London

December 14th, 2018|

E – Guest

"Thank you very much for the help that I had from you while I was in need for somewhere to stay. Thanks for the amazing work that you do and believe in.  Many thanks for the people who empathize with others and believe in the bigger humanity. Many thanks for the two families that I stayed with: [...]

December 14th, 2018|

I – Referrer

Thank you all for your relentless support - you are the reason M's life has been just about bearable in the last few months whilst the Home Office have treated him unfairly and in our opinion, inhumanely. You have been so flexible with the endless extensions we've asked for - we're so grateful! I, referrer, London

November 28th, 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|

M – Guest

I have learnt very important positive lessons from my British host that I never realised before. Humanity and kindness have no borders and not limited to certain groups. Giving makes us happy. Thanks Refugees at Home for your amazing humane work. M, Guest

November 28th, 2018|

B – referrer

I so appreciate all of the support that B and her family are offering to A, and all of the broader support - particularly with travel - from Refugees At Home. This is a huge benefit to A. B, Referrer, London

October 30th, 2018|