Afghan Resettlement

Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy

Stratford-on-Avon District Council is expected to secure up to 25 permanent homes for families from Afghanistan in the local area.

The move follows the announcement by the Home Office on 1 September that those coming to the UK through resettlement routes (including Afghans who worked closely with the British military and UK Government in Afghanistan) will receive immediate indefinite leave to remain.

As well as sourcing suitable housing to accommodate around 100 people identified through the government's Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme, Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council will be working alongside Warwickshire County Council, public health and community groups to prepare for a safe and smooth integration for those resettling here.

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has been working with a local housing association and private landlords to identify accommodation for up to 25 families and is encouraging local landlords to get in touch if they have a property to let.

Local landlords with a self-contained property to let can contact the council at socialinclusion@stratford-dc.gov.uk

There are several local charities which support refugees and these include:

Contact: the Social Inclusion team

Last updated on 03/09/2021