Room for Refugees

The Room for Refugees Network helps men, women and children who are fleeing for their lives to rebuild their lives.

Ali, stayed with a family in Edinburgh when he first became homeless following the Syrian crisis case study

Positive Action in Housing (SCO27577) pioneered the Room for Refugees Programme, the oldest and longest established refugee hosting programme in the U.K. 

The Programme has successfully sheltered over 4,000 refugees since inception, and found over 400 placements for Ukrainian refugees.

With over 850 referral partners. See website for how to become a referral partner. 

The Programme is currently registering and matching refugees from Ukraine with sponsors across the U.K. 

In addition, our core programme to find shelter for refugees of other nationalities continues. We currently shelter 50 - 60 refugees from several countries including Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Yemen on any given night of the year. 

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.

Read about the amazing humans who host for us and the people they support in this unique Guardian photo essay.

Find out more


Become a host

Could you offer temporary shelter to someone forced to flee their country who does not have the means to support themselves?  If so, you could be a host with Room for Refugees.

Offer a spare room

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