Two homes found for Syrian refugee families
Two properties in Haringey have been identified as suitable homes for refugee families fleeing war in Syria.
The council have contacted the Home Office to tell them we have found appropriate properties and we will be working closely with the Government to get them ready for the refugees.
The two families arriving here will be chosen based on their needs and our ability as a council to support them. They will be the first Syrian families arriving in Haringey following our commitment last November to resettling 10 refugee households in the borough.
Haringey Council Leader, Cllr Claire Kober, said:
“We have been working non-stop to make sure Haringey is ready to welcome the Syrian refugee families. We have committed to resettling 10 families and by finding two homes, we are taking the next step towards achieving this.
“We are proud to be one of the UK’s most diverse boroughs and will do all we can to help these refugees fleeing war and violence to settle here and begin rebuilding their lives.”
To prepare for the families’ arrival, we have been working with Haringey’s faith, voluntary and community groups including: Haringey CAB; Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG); Bridge Renewal Trust; Muswell Hill Synagogue; Citizens UK; Muswell Methodist Church; St Ann’s Church; Wightman Road Mosque; Embrace UK; Phoenix Community Care; and Refugees Welcome Haringey.
We are still looking for landlords willing to rent out their property to a Syrian refugee at Local Housing Allowance rates. If you would like to consider doing so please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 8489 4527.
We are also looking for volunteers who are fluent in Arabic to help the families settle more easily into life here. Whether it is accompanying them on their weekly shop, teaching them how to get around, or simply befriending them, whatever time you can spare would be appreciated. All we need from you at this stage is your name and contact details, your availability and how you would like to help. To get involved, or for more information, please call 020 8489 5480 or email email@example.com
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