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Help find 5,000 homes for Syrian refugees

Citizens UK has today launched its 'Home for Resettled Refugees Register' - and we need your support to sign up 5,000 landlords who would be willing to rent their property to resettled Syrian refugees.

We have been working on this campaign for a year, but this week we have reached a tipping point, and the Prime Minister is considering an increase in the number of Syrian refugees resettled by the UK.

Quite simply, the more properties pledged on our Register, the more local councils will sign up to participate in the Syrian resettlement programme, the higher the number of Syrians the UK government will consider resettling.

Citizens UK is calling on the government to commit to resettle 10,000 refugees a year for the next two years.

Help us hit that target by adding your rental property to the 'Homes for Resettled Refugees Register'.   

If you don't have any property spare, organise local letting agents and landlords to assist.

 


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  • Fiona Melville
    commented 2015-09-04 20:59:53 +0100
    If the people who responded to my post had read it properly they would see that I was offering a home to Christians, not Muslims
  • He Bu
    commented 2015-09-04 20:30:16 +0100
    If Government, landlords, and local authorities can accommodate refugees, why can’t they provide safe accommodation for the thousands of homeless people who are already in this Country. Why is there no outcry for accommodation and help for them? I don’t see headlines or emotional pictures for these homeless families, young people, vulnerable people and ex-military personnel, amongst others. They surely have an equal right to a safe place to live, and should not be left vulnerable on the streets. Here are a few links to some of the organisations who try to help – without huge donations from the Government. So why £900m for refugees, when they are unable to find funds for British homeless? Surely any money should be shared equally to house all the homeless.
    https://www.bigissue.org.uk/
    http://www.shelter.org.uk/
    http://centrepoint.org.uk/
    http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/homelessness.htm
    http://www.crisis.org.uk/
    http://www.ukhomes4heroes.org.uk/
  • Peter Shaw
    commented 2015-09-04 20:01:59 +0100
    Yes rank hypocrisy. Mentally ill people left to fend for themselves on streets. Landlords evicting poor families. One photo and the country goes all Lady Diana. Just open your eyes to the poverty and death in our country. Furthermore try father if the drowned chikd should be prosecuted for manslaughter. He was akready in a safe place with his family. He just fancied a better standard of living. Don’t we all. We don’t imperil the lives of our children to obtain it however
  • Travis Makonde-Tafari
    commented 2015-09-04 19:56:58 +0100
    I find British citizenry so hypocritical like these landlords offering accomodation to refugees, but what about the thousands of homeless and ex – military they ignore?
  • Chris Jones
    commented 2015-09-04 19:29:14 +0100
    Disgusting…what about our 4500+ homeless veterans? they come first.
  • Paul Brown
    commented 2015-09-04 19:28:19 +0100
    how many of our own British people will have to die in order to take these immigrants ?? how many more thousands of British elderly and disabled will be “CULLED” to make way for these immigrants ?? how many more British people will be forced out of their homes so that these immigrants can move in ??
  • Rachel Smith
    commented 2015-09-04 19:25:30 +0100
    Hi all, some of you might be interested in Positive Action in Housing’s work: http://www.paih.org/host-a-refugee
  • April Ryan
    commented 2015-09-04 19:15:42 +0100
    Thousands of boarded up empty homes in the north east of England. I would also make room for a family in my home.
  • Katherine Elks
    commented 2015-09-04 19:11:13 +0100
    I have no property to rent out but as a short-term measure would be more than happy to shelter and feed a family .
  • Rob Jewitt
    commented 2015-09-04 19:07:40 +0100
    For people like me who can offer spare rooms etc it seems from looking at the site the way forward is:
    1. Via the above link “Take Action Now/Saving lives by helping to resettle refugees”, to sign up as a volunteer through the Citizens UK partnership with Avaaz. In the first instance to priority is to lobby your local council to support resettlement and to make clear that you are willing to help
    2. Check link above to local chapters of Citizens UK and see if there is one active in your area. Some of these groups are already involved in supporting refugees
  • Alan Middleton
    commented 2015-09-04 19:04:39 +0100
    We got British homeless. Thousand ex services why dont they get this treatment. Brits before refugees….
  • Bill Oflading
    commented 2015-09-04 18:56:53 +0100
    I have two spare rooms in house in Liverpool. Happy to house Syrian refugees for free
  • Juju Joyce
    commented 2015-09-04 18:55:54 +0100
    I don’t own a property but I do have a spare room.
  • Carol Train
    commented 2015-09-04 18:48:56 +0100
    Hi I have posted a link on this page – there are over 2000 supporters and some of them have been asking how they can go about helping refugees with accommodation, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Syria-is-calling/966676400051755
  • Fiona Melville
    commented 2015-09-04 18:46:24 +0100
    I could take a Christian family of refugees. Please tell me how to go about it
  • Rizwan Khan
    commented 2015-09-04 18:39:46 +0100
    Hi I don’t have properties but I have a home where I can home 2 kids I don’t want any help as I can provide food clothing and home please let me know how to go about this
  • P.Thiagarajan
    commented 2015-09-04 14:48:36 +0100
    I am not able to rent out a property, but would be very happy to share our 4-bedroom family home with a Syrian family. Please let me know how I can go about arranging this.
  • Rob Jewitt
    commented 2015-09-04 14:24:02 +0100
    Hi Jemma – this is all new to me to but from looking around this site earlier you may be able to join up with a local chapter of Citizens uk, and/or via the above link “Take Action Now/Saving lives by helping to resettle refugees”, to sign up as a volunteer through the Citizens UK partnership with Avaaz.
  • jemma tubbs
    commented 2015-09-04 14:14:44 +0100
    we dont have any property but we would be happy to share our home with a small family, are there any organisations that help with this?
  • Rob Jewitt
    commented 2015-09-04 13:36:54 +0100
    Kathryn there is a lot of info on this site – you may be able to join up with a local chapter of Citizens uk, and/or via the above link “Take Action Now/Saving lives by helping to resettle refugees”, to sign up as a volunteer through the Citizens UK partnership with Avaaz. The immediate priority seems to be to lobby local councils to support and co-ordinate resettlement in their areas
  • Kathryn Attrill
    commented 2015-09-04 12:41:08 +0100
    We would be able to share our house with a small family – is there any organisation that is going to be able to help organise this?? – there must be thousands of people across the UK who would be able to help – I know it could only be a short-term solution but I would rather that than have drowned children on my consciense.
  • Dave Sadler
    commented 2015-09-04 11:15:08 +0100
    As Rob Jewitt said, I don’t own a rental property, but myself and my family would be happy to provide temporary accommodation too.
  • peter clark-roberts
    followed this page 2015-09-04 10:22:46 +0100
  • Rob Jewitt
    commented 2015-09-04 09:26:13 +0100
    Many people like us don’t have a property to rent but do have spare room and could provide temporary accommodation and support to a family. This could be co-oricated by a local council or community network. Living in North Northumberland I wonder if there are others who who be interested in doing this and also in raising the issue with the County Council and local Town and Parish Councils?

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