Landlords and property owners are being called upon to help support refugees and families who need assistance under the UK Government Resettlement Programme. The council is currently looking for accommodation for those families who have arrived in Monmouthshire and need extra support. The fresh call follows the council’s ongoing commitment to supporting refugee families.

Landlords and property owners with any type or size of accommodation is being asked to get in touch with Monmouthshire County Council to find out more about initiative and the benefits they could access.

Monmouthshire County Council’s cabinet member for Community Wellbeing and Social Justice, Councillor Lisa Dymock said: “The resettlement programme is incredibly important, providing support to families who are no longer able to remain in their home countries.

“In order for them to be able to start new lives, our Housing and Communities team is able to help them find accommodation. But, we need the help of property owners and private landlords too – we are currently looking to identify accommodation of any size or type and would welcome the opportunity to speak with anyone who might interested in working with us.

“Being part of this scheme offers a number of benefits, in addition to the knowledge that you are helping a family create a new, safer future – tenants under this scheme are supported by a team of support workers, there are no void costs, tenancies are long term and properties are always returned in the same, or better condition. If you have accommodation that might be suitable and would like to find out more, please do get in touch.”

Any interested landlords or property owners should contact Lindsay Stewart, Private Sector Liaison Officer at Monmouthshire County Council on 01291 635713.