Help Us To Host Ukrainian Refugees At Home

by Refugees At Home in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

£87,212

raised so far

+ est. £10412.75 Gift Aid

486

supporters

Help us ensure that as many Ukrainian refugees find a safe, welcoming home as possible in the coming weeks.

by Becki Young in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We’ve already received more than 11,000 applications to host refugees since war broke out in Ukraine. We can only turn these applications into homes with your help. 

Donate to help Refugees At Home assess and support hosts to ensure that as many refugees as possible find a suitable, loving home.

More than 3 million people have already fled the Ukraine conflict to find safety in neighbouring countries. 

This week, Michael Gove announced the “Homes for Ukraine” scheme, as the UK’s response to the crisis. We are looking forward to ongoing talks with the Department for Levelling Up to firm up the details of the scheme over the coming days. 

Refugees at Home is a UK charity which connects those with a spare room in their home to refugees and asylum seekers in need of a safe place to stay.

We want to see as many refugees housed as soon as possible - however, homes must be properly assessed before a placement is made - a simple DBS check is not enough.

We conduct home visits, undertake assessments, and provide support to both refugees and the hosts to make sure that they always find a warm welcome in a suitable home - all of this takes time and resources.

Since 2016, we’ve provided over 200,000 nights of accommodation to refugees in need. We are a small dedicated team doing as much as we can, with little resource.

In the last few weeks we’ve received an unprecedented level of applications and our tiny team is beginning to feel the strain. We have a small employed team, which we expect to at least double in size in the near future. Hosts, Home Visitors and many of our core team are volunteers.

Since we formally began operating in February 2016 we have provided over 200,000 nights of accommodation all around the country – nights that would otherwise be spent sleeping on park benches, night buses or worse.

Our work supports refugees from many countries - 37,000 of whom are already here and currently living in hotels, costing the government millions of pounds every day. This includes 12,000 people from Afghanistan who were promised safety here and evacuated almost a year ago. It is our hope that we can alleviate this situation and find suitable loving homes for all refugees seeking safety in the UK.

Thank you for your overwhelming generosity and support on this campaign so far - we couldn’t do this without your help.

We were pleased to find hosts for our first guests from Ukraine at the weekend – a mother and baby. They were incredibly tired after such a long journey but very happy and surprised to receive such a warm welcome. 

With your help, we are expecting to receive many, many more guests from Ukraine over the coming weeks.

Your donation will help us make sure everyone gets a warm welcome. 

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