For many years, NACCOM members across the UK have been operating hosting schemes that provide an essential pathway out of destitution and homelessness for people in the asylum and immigration system.

Hosting is simply where someone offers a private room and access to shared facilities in their own home to a person or persons in need, free of charge. As well as giving those fleeing war, conflict and persecution a safe, temporary home, hosting can provide vital stability to enable guests to resolve their immigration status and move forward with their lives.  

Hosting can be a rewarding experience for both hosts and guests when the right time, support and consideration has been given to facilitating a positive and safe hosting arrangement.  

Below you will find a range of ‘good practice’ resources and guidance, developed by NACCOM in consultation with our members, to ensure that individuals and organisations that are considering, or are involved in, hosting can make an informed decision and can participate in hosting safely and with the right support.  

NACCOM’s Hosting Good Practice Guide: Part 1 – Key considerations for prospective hosts

Who is it for:  

  • Anyone considering hosting a refugee or person seeking asylum in their home 
  • Anyone wanting to gain knowledge on hosting ‘good practice’ (particularly voluntary and statutory organisations, churches and faith groups, and other community organisations who may be involved in matching or supporting hosts and/or guests). 
DOWNLOAD THE HOSTNG GOOD PRACTICE: GUIDE PART 1 HERE

NACCOM’s Hosting Good Practice Guide: Part 2 – Key considerations for hosts and hosting organisations

Who is it for:  

  • Anyone hosting a refugee or person seeking asylum in their home
  • Organisations involved in or running a hosting scheme
DOWNLOAD THE HOSTNG GOOD PRACTICE: GUIDE PART 2 HERE
DOWNLOAD THE APPENDICES HERE

NACCOM’s original Hosting Toolkit (2020) – A comprehensive guide for hosting organisations

Who is it for:

  • Anyone involved in running a hosting scheme for destitute people in the asylum and immigration system
DOWNLOAD NACCOM’S HOSTING TOOLKIT (2020)

For further information on the Homes for Ukraine scheme please read our response.

If you would like to become a host, please read our information page, where you will find a link to the enquiry form.