As part of the national annually celebrated Refugee Week, we are hosting an open evening, this year on Zoom (as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions).
On Thursday 18th June at 7:00pm - 8:30pm we will be hosting a very special open evening. Come and find out about the amazing work that we do to support Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Nottingham, hear stories and experiences from both our hosts and guests, as well as how we've been responding to the Covid-19 crisis and much more!
To receive the zoom meeting details, contact us via email or phone from the flyer below - we're so excited to see you there!
Currently, Host Nottingham has made the decision to take on No NEW GUESTS at the present time. This decision has not been made lightly, but as a response to the government guidelines regarding the Covid-19 virus at this unprecedented time and because hosting can no longer take place in the format that we would usually operate. We have spoken to all our hosts about the current guidelines and happily we can say that many have decided to carry on hosting their guest, despite the challenges this may cause. We will continue to safeguard both our guests and hosts and update you as the situation changes.
In line with Government advice, Refugee Forum will be closed until further notice.
We will continue to offer support over the phone.
Please call 0115 960 1230 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays between 10am and 3pm. Interpreters will be available. Please see updated information in various languages below:
In June 2019, Tina, Paul, Jennie, Jan and Lee each swam a mile in open water in Lake Windermere to fundraise for HOST! Well Done and thankyou so much for your continued support!
On Sunday September 16th 2018, Host will have a stall at the Green Festival in Nottingham's Arboretum.
Come and see us! It will be a lovely day with live music, performers, community stalls, and children's activities. It's a free event and champions ethical and environmentally friendly produce, practice and lifestyle.
See more information at:
On the 19th to the 25th of February, Nottingham Trent University students took part in Student Volunteering Week to celebrate and encourage more students to volunteer. 3 students joined us at the clothes bank on Wednesday 21st of February and learned how our system works!
We run our clothes bank at Nottingham Refugee Forum 10.00am-12.00pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays, 1.00pm-3.00pm.
If you are interested in becoming one of our many clothes bank volunteers then please use the contact form to show your interested on our Clothes Bank page. We'd love to hear from you!
Summer 2017, groups of young people undergoing their National Citizenship Service have helped to raise money for us. Team Gener8 raised £530 through a fundraising event, which included activities and stalls aimed at fellow young people. Another team held a tea and coffee morning, raising £170 through more hard work.
Thank you to everyone that got involved!
On 21st June 2015, Jenny and Andy Moran raised money for Host Nottingham by cycling an amazing 75 miles in the Great Notts Ride and then Manchester's Rule the Roads.
As if this wasn't impressive enough, Andy completed the two courses on a unicycle!
Long-standing supporters of Host Nottingham, the Morans said:
Starting off with Refugee Week and ending with our first Annual General Meeting here at HOST we are looking back on a busy summer.
For one day only during Refugee Week we opened a 'Human Library' at the Central Library in partnership with Nottingham City Library Services. The event proved popular with a constant flow of participant speaking to 'Living Books' or enjoying a slice of cake while they waited.
The ethos behind the Human Library is to encourage people to enter into conversation with an individual from a community they may never have spoken to. Offering participants a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Here is what some of the participants said: