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London Hosting Open Evening

Hosting destitute Refugees and Migrants


Monday 13th June 6.00-8.00pm

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In response to current interest in helping migrants and refugees arriving in Europe and the UK London Hosting invites you to an Open Evening. Come and find out more about this practical response to need.

Many migrants and refugees find themselves, through no fault of their own, with no support or accommodation and no help to return to their home country. Local authorities and most homeless charities don’t provide accommodation because they have no entitlements to benefits, or “no recourse to public funds”. Many have been in the UK a long while, and they come from a wide range of countries, including especially Iran and Eritrea.  Volunteers from Churches, faith and community groups are responding, offering temporary hospitality to people in their homes, while their asylum or immigration case is reviewed.

Do you have a spare room or space to offer, even temporarily? Come along to this find out more: What is needed? What support is offered? What if something goes wrong? How long might someone need a room?

Come and hear from people who are hosting, and people being hosted.

6.00pm Refreshments. 6.30 Meeting starts

Please RSVP to Brian Ball  

Further information evenings will be arranged this autumn


Want to get involved but can’t host?

You might like to.. help organise future meetings in your borough; volunteer with London Hosting; Make a donation to the Destitution Fund to enable hosting. Please get in touch for more info.


London Hosting is a partnership of Praxis, Housing Justice, Spare Room, Jesuit Refugee Service, London Interfaith Forum,  Just Homes, London Catholic Worker and others – see

We are sorry that due to the large number of similar enquiries, we are not able to respond to individual queries at this stage.  Also, if you are not in London and would like to find out about local hosting initiatives please check the NACCOM website here or contact Dave Smith of Boaz Trust / NACCOM on


Event details

Location:Praxis Community Projects. Pott Street, London E2 0EF
Times:18:00 - 20:00
Start Date:13/06/2016
End Date:13/06/2016

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