Im thinking of hosting an Asylum seeking family and am hoping for some pro's and con's from you all.
Our government has opened an initiative to everyone in the community to assist them with Asylum Seekers. Its called a Bridging Home. They dont have enough govt housing to put those who have been given a bridging visa into. So rather than have overfull detention centres they are asking the community if they can help.
I can convert my rumpus room which has two bedrooms off it and its own bathroom. It is only for six weeks and we dont have to do much but include them in our family routine.
Here is what is required...
One or two bedrooms
Access to bathroom and laundry
Access to the kitchen and refrigerator / cupboard space for their own food.
Help to find their own accommodation.
Ensure they have full privacy in their room.
It is just board that is required, we are not required to clean after, launder or cook for them.
I have a family of 4 kids (14,12,11,10yo) and my dad who lives with us.
The initiative will pay 220-300 dollars per person, negotiable for a family but Ive been told for a family of 4 it is 800+ dollars per week.
What do you ladies think...worth it or not worth it?