Monthly Archives: July 2018


HuffPost – Hosting A Refugee Helped Me Find My Own Place In The World

Liz Bates is one of our fabulous hosts in Birmingham. After volunteering with refugees in Belgrade, she returned home and responded to a post on Facebook looking for spare rooms in Birmingham. Now a regular host, Liz wrote for The Huffington Post about muddling through in broken English, sharing stories and using social media to track lost relatives.  Her beautiful piece gives a great insight into what we do, and you can read it in full here – or check it out below.  […]

July 13th, 2018|

N – Referrer

I wanted to say a huge thank you to H and C. Whenever M speaks about you (which is every time, I see him!), he can’t help but have a beaming smile on his face. You have been nothing both wonderful towards him, from welcoming your home to him, to making him feel as part of [...]

July 13th, 2018|

VIDEO: BBC Sunday Morning Live

Refugees at Home featured on BBC's Sunday Morning Live last weekend, as guest Roudi and his hosts Vicky and Chris told their story. Roudi is from Aleppo, which has been ravaged by war. He is a doctor, attempting to begin practicing in the UK, and coming to terms with life in Greater Manchester. You can watch [...]

July 4th, 2018|

The New York Jewish Week – Not Just Somewhere Else’s Concern

Refugees at Home is a UK-based charity, but sometimes news of our work spreads around the work – and this week is one of those times. One of our wonderful hosts, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, has written for the The New York Jewish Week about hosting M, and the religious values that led to him becoming part of our R@H family. You can read the full piece here, or it is reproduced below… […]

July 4th, 2018|

Shortlist – What it’s really like to be a male refugee living in the UK in 2018

Shortlist Magazine published a wonderful feature last week on life as a young, male refugee in the UK. The piece is wide-ranging, featuring stories from an Iraqi in London, Syrians in Brighton and London, and a Tibetan asylum seeker now working to help others. The article also includes a section from Refugees at Home co-founder Sara Nathan, who adds her voice to a fascinating discussion.  The full piece, which is well worth a read, can be found here  or you can read more below.  […]

July 4th, 2018|

R – Guest

Dear Refugees at home Thank you very much for all you have done to make sure I live a good life. I can't imagine how my life would have been if I didn't meet you. It's very very difficult to settle and live in this country most especially as an asylum seeker or a refugee, but, to be [...]

July 4th, 2018|