Sanctuary Hosting matches homeless refugees, people seeking asylum and vulnerable migrants to people in the community with spare rooms and open hearts, to stay rent free for an agreed period of time. We work throughout the Thames Valley, in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
The idea for our organisation came at the Refugees Welcome demonstration in Oxford, in July 2015. In his speech to the crowd our founder asked, who would be willing to open up their home to a refugee or migrant in need? The response was startling. Many people volunteered. And so our service began.
Since 2015 we have provided nearly 20,000 nights of accomodation, that has prevented people being homeless and hosted almost 100 people.