Entries by Sanctuary Hosting

My experience as a guest support worker

As a volunteer guest support worker with Sanctuary Hosting, we are asked to keep in touch with a guest, check they are happily settled with their hosts and, if necessary, liaise with the host’s support worker should any difficulties have arisen. On a roughly weekly basis, depending on needs, I would aim to contact them […]

Notes From A Support Worker

I have spent six fascinating and fulfilling years volunteering with Sanctuary Hosting. The first five as a host to myriad folk who had found themselves homeless, invariably through no fault of their own.  When the epidemic struck, I found myself on the NHS’s ‘Extremely Vulnerable’ list, so I switched to a support role.   Oddly, I’ve […]

Our Experience of becoming hosts…

Some 3 years ago a friend mentioned Sanctuary Hosting. My wife and I were ignorant of this charity. In a nutshell they link guests, (normally people with no housing as a consequence of immigration/refugee status) with hosts. Hosts with a spare room take in a guest, a refugee or migrant, who has no home. It sounds simple… […]

When charity begins at home, our community becomes a sanctuary

This international day of charity, we’re highlighting the ultimate in volunteering – sharing your home with someone seeking safety and shelter. We want to celebrate the incredible contribution of our brilliant volunteers to Sanctuary Hosting, particularly Mrs. Kate Bowen, who has shown her belief in our ethos of sanctuary by supporting numerous individuals in need […]