Homes for Syrians matches space in UK homes with Syrian refugees who have been granted a leave to remain in the United Kingdom. We have over 290 hosts around the UK and have arranged over 40 placements for Syrian refugees. The project has been self-funded to date and recently become a UK charity. We need hosts, volunteers and donors to come forward and 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

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. 

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.