Grace Hosting

What does Grace Hosting offer?

The Grace Hosting project was previously known as Short Stop. It links volunteers who have a spare room in their house, with asylum seekers and refugees who have nowhere to stay.

Grace Hosting volunteers provide a hot meal and a safe place to sleep for people who have nowhere else to go.

Guests may spend a few nights, a few weeks, or (in a few very particular circumstances) may go on to stay longer than this.

Last year, our volunteers helped to provide a meal and a bed for the night more than 3,800 times.

Listen to one of our volunteers, Ed Carlisle, speaking about his experience of hosting on BBC Radio in September 2015

How do I refer myself or someone I know to Grace Hosting? 

If you need to make a referral, please ask your client to contact

They will then meet and assess the person, and refer them if necessary 

Alternatively, people can be referred from the following drop-ins

How can I help?

We have stopped recruiting new Hosts for the time being. If you would like us to contact you when we are recruiting again, please register your interest via our online application form.

We still need people to act as Grace Coordinators though – the people who help match guests to hosts. If you can spare a few hours a day every couple of weeks – you could make an enormous difference

Grace volunteers to act as 

 You can apply to become a Hosting Coordinator, or register your interest in becoming a Host by completing our online application form.

For more information, contact Jo on 07927 808372  or email [email protected]

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