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HostNation befriending project

We connect lonely refugees and asylum-seekers with local people, 1-to-1. Our volunteers act as social hosts, helping  the person they are matched with feel more integrated in London life. We say that "London is a much friendlier city with a Londoner beside you'. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Rossana
Contact Position
director
E-mail
rossana@hostnation.org.uk
Website
HostNation's website

Where to go

Notes

We don't have a physical venue, as we are a digital introductory service, connecting local volunteers with socially isolated refugees and asylum-seekers who have been referred to us. Matched pairs then decide themselves where they want to meet, what they want to do. 

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
0
Details
We ask our volunteers to cover any transport costs of their meet-ups and to be willing to also pay for any coffees or snacks.

Availability

Charity Number
1180004
Company Number
CE015176
Other notes

We match lonely and socially isolated refugees and asylum-seekers with befrienders. We operate across London but geography is an important criterion when making matches - we try to connect people who live relatively close to one another, to make meeting up easier. 

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