About Us

Room For Refugees is a community hosting network that offers safe, temporary homes and pastoral support for insecurely-housed refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable groups – families, the sick, the elderly and unaccompanied asylum seeking children with no recourse to public funds.

We are challenging the “hostile environment” with a human response that is reaping life transforming results for everyone who takes part.

We are working with local authorities to quickly accommodate unaccompanied child refugees with long term loving families. We offer bail addresses for vulnerable refugees who are indefinitely detained for no reason other than fleeing persecution. We assist those with no recourse to public funds whose chances of resolution would improve by being sheltered so that their caseworkers can proactively help resolve their legal or housing situation. We are working to fast track people out of destitution or insecure housing and put them back on the road to rebuilding their lives, getting work or qualified in order to become net contributors to our community.

Working in partnership with over 300 non-profit organisations and agencies like the British Red Cross, Freedom from Torture, and Shelter from the Storm, this model can bypass red tape and bureaucracy to ensure vulnerable people without recourse to funds can find hope and resolution.

Pioneered in Scotland in 2002 by the respected refugee and migrant homelessness charity Positive Action in Housing (SC027577) our successful placements give a level of pastoral support and community involvement that is life transforming. Those seeking shelter can find long term resolution, create bonds of friendship and interact on so many human levels with those who have room to spare.

Impact report 201883,000 nights of shelter arranged, over 540 caseworkers part of our Scotland and UK wide destitution network, over 7,500 hosts, host networks all over the country, our US hosting model now in development.