Last night's MOST IMPORTANT POINT: The urgent and important thing to find at present is very difficult to find: self contained empty properties. Those are desperately needed by the local councils if they are to welcome more Afghan families. If you own an empty property locally, you can rent it out to MVDC (or Reigate-Banstead Council): the commitment is 2 years minimum, but it will be the councils paying the rent, the rates may not be the private market ones, but they will be made more interesting as there will be no agency fees. If you are in a position to rent your property, please contact us urgently or contact the Council team directly: email@example.com If you have any questions about this, you can contact us and we will put you in touch with Jo, who has been renting out 2 properties that way for the past years and said the is happy to answer your questions.
Other requests from the local Council teams: Farsi, Dari, Pashto Speakers: if you master one of these languages, and can volunteer some of your time, please contact us or reach out directly to the council team: firstname.lastname@example.org 'Hard Furniture': (Tables, chairs, etc): the council will be working with Besom, so if you have items to donate, contact their team at: email@example.com
OTHER URGENT NEEDS: Fostering and 'Supported lodgings' carers for under 21 asylum seekers. Here is the message Rosie shared at the meeting: For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have or have conversations with you about potentially becoming a Foster Care or Supported Lodgings Carer! There is lots of support on an ongoing basis for all carers as well as training opportunities. Thank you! I will remain until the end of the evening if anyone does have any questions. Please make contact with me/us via the email addressses provided if you would like some further information. If you have questions about what it is like to foster a young asylum seeker, contact us and we will put you in touch with Louise, who has been a foster mum for 4 years and he happy to answer your questions.
HOSTING: If you would like to know more about the hosting scheme (welcoming adult isolated refugees and asylum seekers), please email us (Subject: Hosting), and we will email you back with a date for a future meeting specially on that topic.