Sanctuary Hosting is a hosting scheme that provides temporary accommodation for refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants at risk of homelessness across the Thames Valley by matching them with volunteer hosts who offer a free bed and a warm welcome. This gives guests a chance to tackle the causes of their homelessness. All of our hosts and guests are in turn supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.

A Host is someone who generously accommodates a refugee, migrant or asylum seeker – a ‘guest’ – in their own home. It is up to the host to decide how long they are willing to accommodate someone. This could be for just a few days – or considerably longer. To find out more, click on the button below.


You can read our response to the government’s newly-launched ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme here, as well as some useful guidance on hosting and how to get involved.