Information for refugee hosts (FAQs)

Refugee Hosts: To register to host refugees in your home, go here. If this link is not working complete the standalone version.
Caseworkers: wishing to apply for an account to refer refugees, migrants or those claiming asylum who have no home plus no recourse to support/funds: go here.

Responding to the Refugee Crisis

Today we’re seeing the biggest movement of people to Europe since the refugee crisis following World War II. If you’ve come to this site because you want to respond to what you’ve seen on the news, thank you.  Showing hospitality is one of the most practical and powerful ways you can respond. Many of those we’re trying to settle are from Syria. They’re also from Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Iran, and many other countries suffering war, human rights abuse and environmental catastrophe.

Room for Refugees (not to be confused with other programmes which may have less expertise) has been working for 15 years to find shelter for men, women and children fleeing for their lives.

Please consider whether you can host and also help spread the word about us on social media.  You can like our facebook page here. or follow us on Twitter at @roomforrefugees or Instagram Thank you.

Bringing hope of resolution

Room for Refugees  finds, selects and supports people willing to offer space in their own homes to people forced to seek refuge in the UK – those who are homeless and forbidden to work or claim state benefits.

We have placed well over 1,000 people, for anything from a week to several years. Hosts decide how long they can offer a room, according to their circumstances.

Room for Refugees’ aims are:

  • To provide safe accommodation for people seeking refuge and pursuing their legal cases, who do not have the means to support themselves
  • To enable those moved by compassion and a sense of justice to want to offer space in their own homes to someone in need
  • To bring hosts together to make their communities refugee friendly

If you think you may be able to help by offering time, money or accommodation please email

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For FAQs go here