Feedback from our Host Families
Our support is second to none and we carry out a comprehensive Home Visit so that new hosts can understand exactly what we do, how we do it and what is expected of them. We ensure we cover all the legal aspects – so that hosting is safe and enjoyable for everyone involved. It doesn’t stop there either, as our Coordinators are always on hand to look after the hosts, students and leaders from for every group we accommodate. As experienced host themselves, they know exactly how it feels when you first start hosting – and will be with you every step of the way. As each group is run in exactly the same way then, once you have hosted one group, It all becomes a piece of cake.
"WHF recruitment is excellent, we felt so well supported throughout the process and that really helped us to be prepared for our first visitors. The staff are friendly and informative at every step. The Home Visit was something we were a little nervous about, but of course there was no need to be! Val and Lisa really boosted our confidence with little things we had been worried about. Their experience over many years of Hosting is invaluable and all questions were answered fully."
Amanda & Keith - Trowbridge Host Family - Joined 2022
"Hosting promotes a more fulfilling weekly routine. We love meeting students from different cultures and backgrounds, and providing them with a new life experience."
Mark - Trowbridge Host Family - Joined 2013
"The recruitment process was very good. The home visit was friendly and relaxed and the pack is useful and contains great tips for meals etc. I'm very happy with the allocating process too, as
allocations are generally done with plenty of notice and advance notice of any food preferences or allergies.
I host for both Melksham and Trowbridge centres and the coordinators all work in the same way and are approachable, friendly and supportive."
Paula - Melksham Host Family - Joined 2016
"We take 4 students each time and it is easy to fit around our lives, as it is during the week. We've really enjoyed meeting people from other countries and the money we are saving from hosting will be paying for treats like holidays! Now that our children have left home it's nice to have people in the house - and the money is very handy to!"
Cathy - Westbury Host Family - Joined 2022