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.…

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…
Migrants great contributions to our Community

Celebrating migrants contributions to our Community – International Migrants Day

To mark today, International Migrants Day, Sanctuary Hosting would like to celebrate the attributes and skills that migrants bring to life in the UK. In particular, we will be referring to the characteristics of the individuals belonging to…
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25th November 2020 – International Elimination of Violence against Women

            It is well documented that lockdown saw a steep rise in domestic abuse cases. Sanctuary Hosting and Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service (ODAS) saw this reality first-hand through the experiences of several women in…

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…

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,…