Council pledges support for Afghan refugees

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10 September 2021

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North Northamptonshire Council has today announced that it has made a firm commitment to support a minimum of 10 Afghan families to resettle in the North Northamptonshire area. 
 
The council will provide the associated support and work closely with partner agencies to help achieve this commitment.
 
The council has also made a commitment that following the resettlement of 10 families, it will continue to identify opportunities to extend its pledge, exploring how the council can support a greater number of families.
 
Councillor Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council said:

I have said before that I believe we owe a debt of gratitude to the refugees from Afghanistan, many of whom have put their lives in danger to help us. 
 
The Council has been working hard to establish how it can best respond to the emergency facing those who have been forced to flee Afghanistan with little more than the clothes that they wear.
 
I am pleased to announce the council’s firm commitment to support a minimum of 10 Afghan families resettle in North Northamptonshire and to continue to explore how the council can support a greater number of families resettle in the future.

Kind-hearted people who want to offer help Afghan refugees with settling in the UK can make a financial donation or offer other aid on the North Northamptonshire Council website. People and organisations can complete an online form indicating what support they could provide, with the council then getting in touch when any arrangements are confirmed.

Anyone who wants to register an interest of help and support can do so on our website

The Government has also created a portal to allow the government to collect and process offers of additional housing support for people arriving from Afghanistan.