A community for expats by expats


Learn, connect, enjoy!


Informative seminars and  exclusive events

We've made it easy and fun for you to navigate life in the UK while meeting a network of like-minded expats.

  • Membership is for a minimum of 12 months (from date of joining)

  • All family members can join on the same membership for the fee of a single membership

  • Contact a member of the team if you would like to learn more



A programme for spouses looking for work in the UK

A comprehensive and flexible programme giving you all the practical tools and knowledge to successfully find a job in the UK. Workshops, seminars and one to one coaching will keep you motivated and on the road to success!


Essential first hand knowledge on UK Life

Find out all that you need to know about settling in the UK and browse thousands of resources recommended by our team and other FOCUS members



Your Go-to-Source

FOCUS is an award winning membership community for expats and international professionals living in the UK.

Our members, representing over 60 nationalities, enjoy exclusive networking opportunities, recommended resources and a career development programme for partners.


Operating as a non-profit organisation we are proud to have been supporting expats for over 35 years

and we look forward to many more! 


Join our community to start making the most of living in the UK!


Our blog

December 30, 2019

Thaw your frozen heart this January with these fantastic events that range from competitive Nerf battles to New Years festivities! Banish the chill and embrace all that the wintry UK has to offer.

Not to be Missed: London’s New Year's Day Parade
1 January 2020

This huge...

November 27, 2019

Cinnamon and apples are in the air as we ramp up to the holiday season! So many events are happening this winter that it can be overwhelming to sift through all the options, so read below for our favourite seasonal events and shows this December, and be sure to stay tu...

November 9, 2019

Holidays can be hard to celebrate as an expat, especially when those holidays are not celebrated by your host country. I myself have been missing the sweet and savoury preparations for Thanksgiving, along with pilgrim decor sold at astronomical prices. But not to fear,...

November 6, 2019

The holiday season is here, which means Christmas markets are right around the corner! A lovely opportunity to complete your Christmas shopping, London's spectacular variety of markets offer something for everyone, so come out this winter and give the markets a little...

October 30, 2019

Every year at my tiny Texas church, fall meant preparation for one of our favourite service opportunities of the year: Operation Christmas Child. A program created by Samaritan’s Purse, “a nondenominational evangelical Christian organisation providing spiritual and phy...

October 28, 2019

The winds are chill and pumpkins are quickly taking over the streets, but don't get bogged down by the weather this harvest season! Take the time to see more of what the UK has to offer, and read on for our favourite exhibits, festivals and more.

Art: Olafur Eliasson-In...

October 21, 2019

Growing up as a child in small-town Texas, October always brought scents of roasting pumpkin seeds, damp hay bales and an occasional breath of cool weather to come. Of course, I and all my friends looked forward to hayrides and apple bobbing, but Halloween and its suga...

September 23, 2019

If you are interested in music festivals, rugby, chocolate and more, October will be a spookily thrilling month! Read below for our favourite October events in London and the wider UK area.

Art: Mike Nelson - The Asset Strippers
Until 6th October

Mike Nelson has transfor...

September 2, 2019

Curious to catch a glimpse of the Queen's residence? Buckingham Palace is open to the public until the end of September.

More to do and enjoy in London and the UK  in our September Favourites.

festival: Totally Thames 2019

1st-30th September

An array of surprising, diverse...

August 13, 2019

Columbia Road Flower Market 

This market is only open on Sundays, filling up the streets with flowers and foliage. This is the best place to pick up fresh flowers. The market is located in the East End sitting on the edge of the city with Shoreditch to the west and Bric...

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