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. 

Since its inception, the Programme has successfully sheltered over 5,000 refugees and found over 600 placements for Ukrainian refugees.

With hundreds of "referral partners". See the website for how to become a referral partner. 

On any given night of the year, we currently shelter c. 200 refugee families, young people and single men and women from several countries, including Afghanistan, Palestine, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, and Yemen. 

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

Please 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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