For Refugee Week 2019, we speak to a Syrian family about their experience in a Lebanese refugee camp and about settling in the UK, and we look at what housing associations can do to help refugees.
In this episode, Katie is joined by Helen Greig, who leads on the National Housing Federation's work on supported housing to discuss some of the issues around housing for refugee and asylum seekers.
Helen interviews Dara Ivekich, Service Manager, Refugee Futures at Tuntum Housing about the work they do to help to house and support refugee families in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Later, Helen speaks to Nachaat Audi and Raeda Al Ahiri, who fled Syria and spent six years in a Lebanese refugee camp before settling in the UK with their children Mohammad, Ahmad, Zainab and Zein.
The Housing Matters team
Host: Katie Teasdale
Producer: James Grant
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