Monthly Archives: April 2018


Z – Guest

I had golden time with A and T and they looked after me as family as they are my family as well. They are best couple in the world, bless them. Thank you very much indeed for your invaluable help and support. It is been pleasure thanks a lot R , A and T. Best wishes!

April 19th, 2018|

Hackney Today – 28 days later

In April Hackney Today featured Gillian Harris, one of our hosts in East London. In the piece Gillian talks about reading about the Calais Jungle and feeling the need to act, learning about Eritrean culture, and playing the role of parents in a foreign country. You can read the full article in Hackney People, out April 16, or below. […]

April 13th, 2018|

Newsletter 16 – February 2018

Dear Hosts, Home Visitors & Supporters, Happy Birthday to us A second birthday is a real milestone in the life of a tiny charity, so we thought we would use it to say a huge THANK YOU to those people who have ensured we have got this far and achieved so much. And it’s a fabulous [...]

April 13th, 2018|

Hosts Newsletter 15 – December 2017

Dear Hosts, Home Visitors & Supporters, Season’s Greetings Christmas is coming and with it the challenge of holiday hosting with families gathering or leaving the country. A very jolly, warm, time, but not if you have nowhere to stay. When Ruth discovered that 63 placements were due to end in December, we were daunted, but it [...]

April 13th, 2018|

Radio Sheffield – Interview with Refugees at Home

Refugees at Home's co-founder Sara Nathan spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield's Kat Cowan last month about all things hosting. You can listen to the full recording below, or pass the interview on to someone who may be thinking about taking a refugee into their home...

April 13th, 2018|

The Guardian – ‘Part of the family’: the strangers brought together by sharing a home

Refugees at Home guest Areej features as part of this Guardian piece on Great British Welcome, a study of refugees and their hosts across Europe. The extract about Areej, and her new-found friendship with flatmates Emily and Gijs, is reproduced below, or you can click here to read the full piece. […]

April 13th, 2018|

Jewish News – Once we were strangers

The Jewish News’ Stephen Oryszczuk talks to our hosts and guests from around the UK about religion, hosting and values in this in-depth article about the Jewish community’s efforts with Refugees at Home. From a rabbi in Manchester discussing religion with a Muslim guest who had never met a Jew before, to a London-based psychologist hosting a persecuted Eritrean Christian, this article explores the difficulties, and the joys, of cross-communal living in the UK. You can read the article below, or click here for the piece in full.  […]

April 13th, 2018|

Epsom Guardian – Dad runs Marathon for Refugees at Home

Refugees at Home’s Barnaby Hopson is running the London Marathon this month to raise money for our work. And while 26.2 miles may sound like enough of a challenge to most of us, for Barnaby it’s only half the story – because he’s looking to set a new World Record, as the fastest man to run the marathon dressed as a bee! You can read more of his remarkable story below, or on the Epsom Guardian website. […]

April 8th, 2018|