Do you work with asylum seekers or refugees who may be lonely living in London?


We offer a befriending service to adult refugees who are socially isolated, spend too much time alone and don’t have enough to do.

We connect them to our volunteer befrienders – all screened and checked Londoners with a passion for the city and goodwill towards refugees.

The idea is a ‘friend’ who can help them participate and experience a more positive side of the city.

They commit to meet once or twice a fortnight over 3 months but many (80%) become firm friends.


Our criteria is: 18+, asylum seeker or refugee, lonely, speak reasonable English, stable (mental health/housing), social and curious, keen to practice their English and experience more of London.  They must also live within the M25 as HostNation only operates in Greater London.


If you know someone who fits this please tell them about us. This takes about 10 minutes with a secure connection to fill out the web referral questionnaire and consent to us holding personal data which ideally needs to be done together with the personal being referred, so they fully understand what is being offered and can tell us a bit about themselves and their interests.


To view/ download Referrals Leaflet 2019, click here.

To read more about “What is HostNation?”, click here.



Here is the link to the online referral page


We have over 100 unmatched befrienders across London’s boroughs waiting for your referral!


If you want to contact us before making a referral email and to find out more, visit our website