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HostNation: linking Friends In Deed since 2017

We are a small charity with one simple mission: to find friends for refugees and asylum seekers.

What we do

We connect socially isolated asylum seekers and refugees with volunteer befrienders.  We operate in London, Greater Manchester and Tyne & Wear.


Through careful matching with friendly residents, we aim to give refugees a positive experience of our cities, a pathway into our communities and a relaxed space for practising English.

Our founder, Anneke Elwes, was experienced in befriending refugees and knew there were many altruistic people willing to step up. So HostNation was born, and we have fast become a wide family of flourishing social connections.

Take a look at our most recent annual report.  

Meet our team

Meet our trustees

Thank you to our funders and friends

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