Gospel Oak group looking for landlord to help house Syrian refugee family
- Credit: Archant
A Gospel Oak group of friends is looking for a landlord to help them house a Syrian refugee family.
Welcome Syrian Families (WSF) is looking for a property in Camden for two years that will be affordable on benefits. This could be a two-bedroom property on £1,200 a month, a three-bedroom property on £1,300 or a four-bedroom property at £1,400.
Group member Emily Woof said they came together after being concerned about families and children in the war-torn country.
“We heard about the scheme and felt quite strongly that we wanted to do something to help. People’s lives, and their children’s lives have been turned upside down by the situation there,” she said.
They are also looking for volunteers to befriend the family, and help them settle into their new home.
You may also want to watch:
The group has already grown locally with people pledging their support and getting involved. Emily said she didn’t expect the reception. “It surprised some of us that it seemed to strike a chord. Most of us have children and I think that is one of the reasons.”
WSF is having a “mulled wine and leafletting” event on Saturday between 1.30pm and 4pm at All Hallows’ Church in Savernake Road, for people who are interested.
- 1 Highgate mental illness charity sees 'desperation' rise during Covid year
- 2 Labour's Sadiq Khan wins London mayoral election
- 3 Two men charged after police find 'gun, cash and drugs' in Brent Cross flat
- 4 Arsenal held by Aston Villa on final day of WSL season
- 5 Belsize cameraman remembers Jim Henson and The Muppet Show
- 6 North London nurses: 1% NHS pay offer is a 'kick in the teeth'
- 7 Owner mourns Highgate station’s beloved black cat
- 8 Graham goal gives Tottenham win at Birmingham in WSL finale
- 9 St John's Wood High Street traders' fears after Harry's closure
- 10 Police officer suffers leg injury after BMW stopped during 'routine patrol'