For many groups, this is a big one. Your sponsoring group will need suitable, safe and affordable housing for a refugee family. Rightly, you aren’t allowed to put the family up in your own home, even temporarily. You must find them a place of their own from Day One.
Obviously, the size and type of home you can find will contribute to the type of refugee family you can sponsor. Factors to consider:
- Big houses - the bigger the house is, and the more bedrooms it has, the larger the refugee family can be. Finding bigger houses is particularly helpful – and it speeds up the process of bringing a family to the UK – because the supply of such homes does not meet the demand for them
- Limited mobility access – this will allow you to sponsor a refugee family who may have a disabled member. Like big families, this is not uncommon among Syrian refugees
To meet the requirements of the Home Office the home will need: