Following the success of our first information evening, JRS UK will be hosting a second At Home Open Evening for those who want to learn more about our hosting scheme. We invite you to join us on Tuesday 2nd April where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the project; to ask any questions you may have about hosting; and to hear from experienced hosts who have welcomed several guests through At Home.
Nick Hanrahan, Community Outreach Officer at JRS UK, “It’s natural for people who are interested in hosting to have questions about how our At Home scheme works in practice. This evening is a great opportunity to come along and have those queries answered, as well as meeting others who are already hosting and can share their experiences and advice.”
One of the greatest challenges faced by the refugees accompanied by JRS is a lack of accommodation. Unable to rent property, destitute refugees must rely on friends or family to take them in, or else spend the night on public transport or sleeping on the streets.
Naomi Turner, At Home Project Coordinator, “At the weekly Day Centre we see individuals who are in dire need of safe, welcoming accommodation. In order to support as many of our refugee friends as possible we are always looking for new hosts who can offer this warm welcome to one of our friends who has been suffering the indignity of homelessness.”
This is an open information evening in which all questions about hosting are welcomed. If you have a spare room in London, if you would consider opening your home to provide a warm and welcoming environment to a destitute asylum seeker, or you just want to learn more about hosting, please do come along.
The meeting will run between 6:30 – 7:30 pm (arrivals from 6 pm) on Tuesday 2nd April at the JRS UK offices in Wapping: The Hurtado Jesuit Centre, 2 Chandler Street, London, E1W 2QT. Refeshments will be provided.
Nick said, “Anyone who is interested in finding out more about At Home should come along to find out how they too can play a wonderful role in offering hospitality and welcome to a person who is being subjected to hostility on a daily basis.”
We look forward to seeing you there.
If you are interested in attending or have any questions about this event, please get in touch with Naomi, our At Home Project Coordinator at email@example.com.