Member: Cross Keys Homes
Refugees housed: 6 households from Afghanistan
Providing support: Since 2021
“Peterborough City Council announced that it would resettle up to 100 Afghan refugees who were at serious risk due to working alongside our armed forces and the British Government.
“An offer to resettle a family can be made only at the point that suitable housing has been identified, so the council sought to forge partnerships with private sector landlords as well as us as a trusted and experienced social landlord.
“We have leased six properties with a seventh in the pipeline. The allocation process is managed by the council who receive funding for the rent as well as support for the incoming residents.
“We set up the one-year lease in the council’s name and at the end, we have pledged to grant an assured shorthold tenancy to residents depending on their status.
“We work closely with the council and the charities to support the families in terms of housing and integration.
Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Asylum and Refugee Community Association, other public sector partners such as the police and the Department for Work and Pensions, and voluntary and faith sector organisations.