Jesuit Refugee Service UK
JRS runs a hosting scheme, At Home, which facilitates short-term hosting placements for our refugee friends at risk of homelessness.
We have arranged over 100 placements with our wonderful hosts; the hosting scheme has been a lifeline to many of our refugee friends, and hosts also regularly feedback on what a rewarding and transformative experience they find it. Even amongst the difficulties of the pandemic, one of our hosts noted how it felt like ‘an unexpected blessing during a strenuous time in our world’.
This summer, JRS UK is facing a shortage of volunteer hosts, as many hosting placements come to an end. At the same time, many more refugee friends will be at risk of street homelessness once again, as local authority accommodation introduced during COVID-19 draws to a close.
We are in urgent need of new hosts with a spare room in London, to provide a welcoming environment for a three-month period. The scheme coordinator will provide full induction and support throughout the process.
Could you consider becoming a host with JRS? If you would like to have an initial discussion, please do get in touch, and Hannah, our Hosting Coordinator, will be happy to answer your questions.
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