Sanctuary Hosting

Sanctuary Hosting matches homeless asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants to people in the community with spare rooms and open hearts, to stay with them rent free.   Sanctuary Hosting works throughout the Thames Valley, in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, and needs Volunteer Hosts as well as Support workers who work to ensure the hosting process goes well.

To find out more, please email or download the PDF document listed below:

Talk English

Talk English

Talk English helps ‘beginners’ to improve their listening, reading and writing skills in English.  Funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, it is currently recruiting 125 volunteers for training courses starting in April.  If you would like to help people learn the language, access services and become involved in their community, please contact:

Helen Martin, ESOL Curriculum Development Organiser, CLMK 01908 556743 or Milton Keynes College 01908 684444.  Or you can email (using ‘Talk English’ as the subject): or

For more information see the link to (or search for) ‘Talk English’ at  or . A general overview is provided at

The Talk English project seeks community venues to host the classes once a week for 2½ hours . The venues would need to accommodate at least 10 adults, with tables and chairs, ideally have WiFi installed or computers for learners to use. An interactive whiteboard would be a bonus. Some payment could be afforded but, because the budget is limited, free use of the room would be appreciated.