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“They showed me acceptance and love…unconditional love. I felt like a part of the family, I truly felt at home.”
Henry, a refugee guest
Could you host a refugee friend?
If you live in the London area and are able to offer up a spare room, you could make a huge difference to the life of refugee.
One of the greatest challenges faced by the refugees supported by JRS is the lack of accommodation. Destitute refugees are often forced to seek respite on night buses, rely on friends who might host them for a night or two, or else find a nook where they can bed down for the night.
In response, the JRS ‘At Home’ scheme aims to match destitute asylum seekers with individuals, families, parishes and religious communities who are able and willing to offer accommodation for an agreed period, which is determined by guest and host need.
We know that opening your home and community to welcome a stranger can be a daunting prospect. For this reason, the ‘At Home’ scheme is designed to prepare hosts and guests in advance of the hosting placement, with support delivered by a dedicated Accommodation Team continuing throughout.
Please visit the At Home Hosting Scheme page to find out more, or do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.