Entries by Sanctuary Hosting

A week in the (remote) life of a Project worker

In this post, Isabella Fleitas Fermin, Sanctuary Hosting’s Project Worker in Reading, will be sharing how her new virtual work week look like in lockdown. As we all have experienced, Covid-19 has changed the way we operate at all levels. While a lot has changed in this rather uncertain world, I feel very grateful to […]

New Country Guides for hosts

Last year we circulated a survey to all of our current and past hosts, to see what we could do better and how we could improve our service, leading to better outcomes for everyone that we work with. One theme that emerged was that hosts would like to know more about their guests prior to […]

Christmas shopping that helps refugees

I admit that I am not immune to the sudden panic that comes with December the first. I’m only human. Luckily my family and friends are fairly tuned into a ‘pared down’ Christmas, and happy with a book, or something pre-loved and passed on, so the pressure is in my head, not theirs.  More and […]

A day in the life of a Service Coordinator

You may already know that we help people to host those seeking sanctuary in the Thames Valley who are at very real risk of homelessness. But what does a day ‘on the job’ involve for Elaine Savage, our Service Coordinator? Here Elaine describes a few of the things that can crop up, and why she […]