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 host walks Hadrian’s Wall in support of Sanctuary Hosting

One of our hosts, Paul Clifford will be starting an 85-mile walk along the length of Hadrian's wall this Sunday. He has kindly decided to split any sponsorship he makes between us and another charity he supports- Auditory Verbal UK. In this…

A study of hospitality in hosting

  We are lucky enough to have had Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam from the Sociology Department of Goldsmiths College in London,  interview fifteen of our volunteers who were hosting guests in 2017/18. This study is a record of those interviews,…

A volunteers experience of opening up their home.

One of our wonderful Volunteers- Anne Wheeler, a host and support worker in Oxford-  has written from the heart about her experience with Sanctuary Hosting. It was at the tail end of 2015 that we first became involved with hosting refugees.…

New flyer to encourage people to come and ask us to talk about Sanctuary Hosting

We've created a flyer for anyone to use, to advertise the fact that we're really happy to talk to any groups about hosting and volunteering for us. Please get it out there for us- online or as a physical hand-out, in Oxford, Reading, Milton…