Our impact

Room for Refugees has positively transformed the lives of thousands of children, women and men from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, and built lifelong bonds of friendship and companionship between our hosts and guests.

More than

Nights of shelter arranged

(From 2002 to 2019)


Families, women, men and young people speeded up in their journey towards citizenship

(From 2002 to 2019)

From 70 to

Families or individuals being sheltered by our hosts at any given time. We expect this number to grow.


Years since Room for Refugees began. It is the longest running refugee hosting scheme, run by a registered charity, in the UK or Western Europe.


Fully registered hosts ready to offer long and short term spare rooms to refugees and those seeking refuge from war and persecution.

(July 2019)


Of our hosts are in Scotland, England, Wales, N. Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


Hosts in the USA – with active hosting taking place in Chicago in partnership with refugee and homelessness and sanctuary groups.


External caseworkers registered


Refugee, homelessness and aid agencies now part of the network

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