Swindon CoS has recently launched its hosting scheme ‘Room for All’, so far matching 4 destitute refugees with local hosts.

However concerns were raised that any potential hosts living alone may be dissuaded from hosting due to losing their sole occupancy council tax discount. Labour councillor Paul Dixon raised this issue with Swindon Borough Council, who then agreed that hosts would continue to receive their discount when hosting a refugee for up to 3 months.

We would like to thank both Councillor Dixon and Swindon Borough Council for their work and commitment to making ‘Room for All’ a success.

You can read more about ‘Room for All’ here, and the Swindon Advertiser’s coverage of this achievement here