Preparations under way for Afghan refugees

11:29am - 08 September 2021

Preparations are being made to welcome families who are fleeing Afghanistan and help them resettle locally.

We don’t yet know how many families are coming to North Somerset but we are working closely with the Home Office to ensure those that do come here are welcomed and able to rebuild their lives safely.

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been working to understand the details of the Government's resettlement scheme and establish what accommodation and support might be available locally. 

The first part of this process was finding suitable accommodation. We’ll also need to support our resettled families with schooling, skills development and securing employment.

Thank you to all those who have already offered both short and long-term accommodation, as well as clothing and other practical items.

In due course we’ll make announcements about what furniture, clothing or other household items are needed by the families, so keep an eye on our social media feeds.  

You can also donate and support the work of the British Red Cross on its website.