Host a refugee in your home

The Room for Refugees Network helps men, women and children who are fleeing for their lives to rebuild their lives. Positive Action in Housing (SCO27577) has been helping refugees and minority ethnic communities since 1995. We pioneered Room for Refugees, the oldest and longest established refugee hosting programme in the U.K. with 17,000 volunteer hosts.

Room for Refugees is currently registering and matching refugees from Ukraine with sponsors across the U.K.

We have seen through the destitution crisis, the Syrian and Afghan crisis and now the Ukraine crisis.

We have a safe, robust online platform, which takes into account safeguarding and risk assessments, to match people and support the hosting process from start to finish. We have sheltered 4,000 refugees so far and this has resulted in enriching lifelong bonds between human beings.

We’re part of a worldwide movement committed to building a modern-day underground railroad of dedicated people who are defying the indifference of governments to the global refugee crisis by lending a helping hand to men, women and children risking their lives for a better future.

Thanks for your interest in offering free shelter to help fellow humans rebuild their lives. Read about us in the Guardian

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