Category Archives: Housing

Cakes Aid Refugees

Delicious home-made cakes helped raise much needed funds to house Syrian refugees in Milton Keynes last Saturday (April 7).  The fund-raising event was held at Truby’s Garden Tea Room. “We sold out completely,” said Truby’s Kurshida Mirza, “and raised £1,120 towards settling Syrian refugees in MK.” Truby’s, an inter-faith community cafe run by British Muslim […]

Just One House: Get Involved

Our partners at the British Red Cross have now taken over the responsibility of setting up the homes for new families, but we are still looking for organisations (faith groups, businesses, clubs or others) who are willing to fundraise to cover the cost (£3500) of furnishing ‘Just One House’ and, if possible, also to introduce […]

Thanks to David Lock Associates for Refugee ‘Just 1 House’ Work

Chairman Tim Norwood presents Caroline Brown and some members of the ‘Just One House’ Team from David Lock Associates (DLA) with a very well deserved THANK YOU (Weds 7th March 2018).   The team have kitted out several houses for Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes in amazing style and with everything they might need – adding their […]

Make a difference now with Sanctuary Hosting

From a posting by Alissa Pemberton on the Community Action:MK website we read this: “Sanctuary Hosting is a registered UK charity that provides temporary shelter to homeless vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (guests), many of whom are also destitute. They match guests to generous people (hosts) who have a spare room to accommodate them temporarily, just like […]

JUST ONE HOUSE – The way forward for getting homes ready

To scale up our work furnishing homes for families to move into, we work with faith groups, businesses, schools, clubs or other organisations who can commit to getting involved with kitting out ‘Just One House’.  As of May 2017 we have six groups committed already, i.e. taking responsibility for six houses.  We will be looking for more […]

Listen to how we work in this BBC Three Counties Radio excerpt

  You can hear Marie Gracie, our inspirational furniture and housing champion, describing our work in preparing housing for incoming refugee families on this recent BBC 3 Counties radio broadcast (or click here). It lasts around 7 minutes but is so worth listening to.  And for an inside view of what happens when we get to make […]