Monthly Archives: January 2018


B- First-time host

We want to thank you for your support over the period that we hosted our guest, and while we made plans for her to move on to council accommodation. There was, miraculously, always someone at the end of the phone with an approachable, supportive and can-do response. You put us in touch with the right agencies, [...]

January 29th, 2018|

H- Guest

I want to say thanks alot to amazing group for help me and another refugees to build a life more stable and helping the refugees to mergering in the society and meeting with nice people . I have new friends now T, H, P and D. S and her family I feel them like my family [...]

January 29th, 2018|

UNHCR- Jewish family finds Syrian Muslim is the perfect guest

Refugees At Home hosts the Goldhills are hosting 21-year-old Faraj, a devout Muslim who accompanies them to the synagogue on Saturdays. Watch the video below and read the full story here.  

January 24th, 2018|

UNHCR – 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. You can read the story, and view all the photos, here.  

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. You can read the full story here. 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 [...]

January 7th, 2018|