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Thurrock Council call on landlords to help Afghan families resettle

Thurrock Council are looking to identify more suitable properties (credit: Google Maps)

Thurrock Council are calling on landlords in the borough to help with Afghan resettlement.

Suitable properties for families who have fled Afghanistan are being sought by Thurrock Council.

This is part of the Government’s Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme.

Only one suitable family home has been identified by the Council so far.

Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Luke Spillman said: “In Thurrock we have a proud history of helping those who are vulnerable and in need. I’m strongly in support of working with the Government to help provide homes for families who have had to leave their homeland of Afghanistan to escape persecution or death.

“Council housing will always be prioritised for qualifying local residents on our existing housing waiting list, but what we can do is work with local landlords to identify suitable additional properties which could be used to home Afghan families.

“If you are someone who has a private rental property available in Thurrock, I’m calling on you to please get in touch with the council’s housing team.

“They will work with you to identify if this property would be suitable to provide a safe and secure Government funded home to an Afghan family.

“We have so far managed to identify one suitable family home in the borough.

“There is also an opportunity to help those who are arriving from Afghanistan by donating through Giving for Thurrock.”

Landlords interested in finding out more, can email wellhomes@thurrock.gov.uk

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