Birkbeck teams up with Refugees at Home

Naureen Abubacker, coordinator of the Compass Project at Birkbeck, writes about the College’s partnership with charity Refugees at Home, which matches people with spare rooms with refugees and asylum seekers in need of a place to stay. You can read the full account on Birkbeck’s website here, or read on below […]

June 12th, 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|

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|

New Statesman – can a charity persuade Brits to open their doors in the age of Brexit?

The New Statesman recently attended Refugees at Home’s second birthday party, and spoke to hosts and guests about the work we do. You can read the full article, on their website, here, or reproduced below. […]

March 8th, 2018|

VOA – Syrian Refugee Finds Home In London

Our hosts Charles and Catherine, and their guest Ziyad, recently featured on Voice of America. Ziyad, a Syrian refugee in London has been welcomed into the home of the British couple, whose parents were refugees themselves, fleeing Nazi Germany before World War II. You can watch the video below, or on VOA's website.

March 8th, 2018|

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Thordis at Drivetime featured Faraj, a Cambridge-based host, on their show last week. They were then joined by Refugees at Home founder Sara Nathan, to discuss hosting, life in Cambridge, and the work we do. You can listen to the 10-minute clip below.

March 8th, 2018|

UNHCR – Refugee unites with London host, except over football

The McCanns, mother and daughter, host Shannan, a young Syrian in need, making him feel part of the family. Read the full story here, part of UNHCR's No Stranger Place series.

February 27th, 2018|