Room for Refugees
Refugee Hosting Scheme

A *UK-wide refugee hosting scheme pioneered by a small charity in Scotland in 2003.
For Caseworkers only:

Use this online form to apply to be a referrer to the Room for Refugees scheme.  If you have ever referred to this scheme before, you do not need to complete this form; instead please contact 

Room for Refugees is primarily aimed at refugees and those seeking refuge in the UK who have no recourse to funds or support and are at risk of destitution. We can help men, women, families who you consider to be suitable for hosting in someone's home.

We can potentially turn a situation of hopelessness around by providing a safe place to stay so that caseworkers can assist their clients to resolve the root problem of their destitution.

 This significant humanitarian resource can potentially make a life-changing difference for:  

- those affected by the Syrian refugee crisis
- unaccompanied child refugees in the UK and Europe, including those within care  
- refugees and those seeking asylum who are already in the UK and at risk of destitution   
- the long term destitute refugees who may have given up hope, and whom society has forgotten

It's important that caseworkers do understand that you are responsible for supporting your client. In particular, you would be accompanying your client to the host's home, and helping them to move their case forward while they take respite in someone's home.

*As of Sept 2016, the scheme has over 3,700 refugee hosts across the UK. We are also planning to develop the scheme in the USA.
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How would you prefer to be contacted? *

What organisation do you work for? *

Can you tell us more about your organisation and how you come into contact with refugees and those seeking asylum? *

Please include details of:
• The approximate number of people you are supporting from refugee and asylum seeking communities.
• How many of those are at risk of destitution.
• Where in the country they are based.
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Please explain in detail why you wish to refer clients to Room for Refugees *

Does your organisation work with any other refugee hosting schemes? *

Please tell us which other schemes you work with. *

Roughly how many people is your organisation supporting from refugee and asylum seeking communities? *

How many of those are at risk of destitution? *

What type of screening and risk assessment will you undertake for each client before referring them to this programme? *

In general, where geographically are the people you support based? *

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Are you aware of other members of your organisation who are registered as referrers with Room for Refugees? *

Are you the primary contact for {{answer_14647817}}? *

Who is the primary contact? *

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What's their landline number? *

Thank you for registering to be a referrer, we'll review your application and if approved, we'll be in touch with login details shortly. If you have any queries about this process, please email