A local authority is appealing directly to landlords to join a scheme rehousing Afghan refugee families.
Wrexham council says the families will be supported with accommodation in the private rented sector when they arrive, with integration and work support provided by the Red Cross and other organisations.
The council says: “We are now looking for family accommodation in the private housing sector for these families.
“Due to the urgent nature of the resettlement we are taking the unusual step of appealing directly to any landlords with properties that they feel may be suitable for a resettled family to please contact email@example.com as soon as possible to discuss further.”
Councillor Hugh Jones - responsible for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety - says: “The proposal to take part in the Afghan Relocation Scheme received unanimous support from members and we know that Wrexham will welcome families who have done so much to support our troops and the British Government whilst they were on active duty overseas. If you have a suitable property please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
And councillor David Griffiths, Armed Forces Champion and Lead Member for Housing, adds: “I was proud to support this proposal to offer eligible families much needed support in order to ensure they remain safe following their service to UK troops and the UK Government.
“Without their help and the sacrifice of their own safety the deaths of our armed forces personal would have been much higher. Their lives, and those of their families will be at risk if we are not able to offer refuge and show our gratitude for their service.”
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