Room for Refugees
Refugee Hosting Scheme UK
(planned also for the rest of Europe and the U.S.)
So, you're interested in hosting a family or individuals seeking refuge?
Then please register to host now.
Room for Refugees is the longest running refugee hosting scheme in the UK. It was pioneered by Positive Action in Housing (Charity no: SC027577) in 2003 in Scotland. It now runs UK wide as an online system to help caseworkers make fast online referrals.
In turn, we can match destitute refugees with potential hosts with homes in almost every location you can imagine. As of September 2016, over 3,600 people have registered to host with Room for Refugees and have expressed a keenness to contribute positively in the current refugee crisis. 152 caseworkers from the British Red Cross, Refugee Council and refugee and homelessness organisations all over the UK have also registered to make referrals.
This significant humanitarian resource has the capacity to make a life changing impact on:
- those affected by the Syrian refugee crisis
- unaccompanied child refugees in the UK and Europe,
- refugees and those seeking asylum who are already in the UK and at risk of destitution anywhere in the UK
- the long term destitute refugees who may have given up hope, and whom society has forgotten
The purpose of the scheme is to provide free temporary shelter, offer pastoral support and build lifelong bonds between human beings while they attempt to regularise their status and rebuild their lives. This is especially important at a time when governments are building walls and fermenting anti-immigrant feeling.
For more information about this groundbreaking scheme please go to www.roomforrefugees.com
Okay. We need some information about you, the accommodation you're able to offer, and who you would like to host to get the process started.Register now