Would you offer your spare room to a Syrian refugee?

Milton Keynes welcomes refugees from Syria
Milton Keynes welcomes refugees from Syria

As 20,000 refugees prepare to settle in the UK by 2020, MK’s council leader has called on the public to help in the crisis.

Councillor Pete Marland wants Milton Keynes to take its “fair share” of refugees fleeing Syria.

But with more than 400 homeless people currently waiting to be housed by MK Council, Mr Marland admits he will need the public to offer their houses to those most in need.

He said: “We need to balance our wish to help with what we can do, but I don’t think not doing anything can be justified.

“I would like to see a concerted effort across MK to try and ensure we can do both, we have a great community who I believe will rise to the challenge.

“MK is a place many thousands of people have come to in the past looking for a better life. I believe that as a City we should be prepared to take our fair share of people who need safety and security at a time of need.”

“If anyone can offer accommodation or room to a refugee or to help a homeless family from MK they can call MK Council Housing Options Team on 01908 253481 or 01908 252937 and select option 2”