Homes for Syrians finds accommodation in UK homes for Syrian refugees. The project is a purely humanitarian effort with no religious, sectarian or political bias. We have over 315 hosts and 120 volunteers around the UK and have helped many Syrian refugees start to build new lives. We hope to help many more and need hosts, volunteers and donors to come forward to help us continue our valuable work. Please help!
“I think back to after the second world war and the stories of my family and friends' families living in London and it was just a given that if you had space you would give up a little of it to people in need. Its just part of being human.” – Jessica Lerche
"I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.” – Unknown
“We can honestly say it's one of the best things we've ever done. Getting to know Kamal has been amazing. He is kind, bright, hardworking and inspiring. We've loved learning about his background and culture and loved discovering how much we have in common. It's been a really enriching experience on both sides.” – Julia Gillham
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

Ghassan is a 30 year old Syrian graduate and qualified accountant. He is the father of two little girls, one of whom he hasn't actually met. He spent two years living in England applying for his refugee status. Jessica and Jens Lerche and their three teenage children had just moved to a new, larger house when they first registered with Homes for Syrians. They were our first hosts and continue to accommodate Ghassan while he prepares for his family to join him.

Kamal is a 28 year old Syrian from Aleppo. He studied law in Syria and Lebanon, and worked as a mobile phone technician. Since moving to London, Kamal has been focusing on improving his English, building his network and applying to jobs. David and Julia are both 30 and recently married. David is a lawyer, originally from Derby. He loves rugby and played in Spain for a season. Julia works for a bank, she is half French and half English and grew up just outside Paris.