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Aled's story of hosting

“I’ve been providing a refuge for asylum seekers for around three years... Three people have stayed here. It has been an enormous privilege for me to provide a refuge to people, and I’ve learned a lot about myself by sharing my home with them. I’ve had great support from two agencies – Refugees at Home and ShareDydd.”
- Aled Jones

What is hosting?

Hosts have a willingness to share space in their home with a person seeking asylum and in need of accommodation. Some hosts offer emergency hosting only for short intervals, while others are able to host for long periods. There is no one way to host. We appreciate anyone who is willing to open their doors to a person seeking asylum, for any length of time. Hosting relies on compassion, respect and openness. Hosts will be supported by us and our partners to ensure positive experiences.

How do I become a host?

We work in partnership with Housing Justice Cymru, who recruit and support hosts. Housing Justice will ask you to fill in an application form, talk to you about your preferred hosting options, complete a Home Assessment and share resources about hosting with you.  If you would like to make an enquiry or discuss the hosting process in Wales, please contact r.wood@housingjustice.org.uk.
Or, to apply directly with Housing Justice, follow with the application button below.


How does ShareDydd support hosts and their guests?

ShareDydd works to ensure every hosting experience is positive. We manage the expectations between hosts and guests and offer support through our Link Workers. We act as a point of contact and provide financial support to the guest. ShareDydd works closely with guests to ensure they may access a pathway out of destitution by advocating for their legal progression and helping them to find pathways into a brighter future.