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|

UNHCR – UK family helps Syrian teenager forget horrors of the ‘Jungle’

Abdul spent four weeks in the notorious camp in Calais before he managed to cross the Channel and apply for asylum in the UK. Read the full story here as part of UNHCR's No Stranger Place series.

February 27th, 2018|

UNHCR – WWII refugee’s son hosts young Ethiopian in need

Hussein took a perilous journey to safety; Charles and Catharine are helping him move forward in London. Read the full story here as part of the UNHCR's No Stranger Place series

February 27th, 2018|

UNHCR – From Manchester B&B to hosting a Syrian

Refugees At Home hosts Hamish and Tamsin were featured by UNHCR as part of their No Stranger Place series. You can read it in full here. Hamish Dunlop and his partner Tamsin Chowdry used to let out their spare room to bed-and-breakfast guests. Then, one weekend, they visited a family friend who was hosting a refugee. [...]

February 27th, 2018|

Brixton Bugle – Local People Offer Room for Refugees

R@H's Rachel Mantell was featured in this front-page story in Brixton's favourite monthly paper, with a further piece inside on the wonderful work being done in south London. You can read the full stories here

February 26th, 2018|

Rachel Mantell shares her experience of hosting and the effect it has had on her son

I asked my son, Joseph, last week whether he wanted a brother or sister. He looked at me with the absolute conviction only four-year olds can muster and said, “don’t be silly Mummy, I’ve got a brother *and* a sister already” (which was news to me). The siblings he meant are a 30-year-old Syrian and a [...]

February 22nd, 2018|