Question 18/21

Question:

Dear Leader, please let us know the position of Rother Council regarding Afghan refugees coming to the UK. The people of our area will I’m sure, welcome the refugees and will be happy to donate what they need. (25/08/2021)

Answer:

We already have experience in this kind of initiative from the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and UK Resettlement Scheme that we continue to run successfully.

Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy

We are playing a full role in this policy. The Policy has been in place for some months now and is designed to resettle those Afghan citizens who have provided interpreting services to the British Armed Forces during the recent conflict. Rother District Council has secured one property to date and is working to finalise agreement on two further properties.

Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme

This is a new initiative announced in response to the very recent escalation of events in Afghanistan and we are fully behind it. We await further details from the Home Office as to the particulars of how the scheme will operate so that we can also support this scheme in the same way we have supported all previous resettlement initiatives.

 

We welcome any offers of accommodation that can be let to Afghan families in order for them to resettle in the UK.

Please email tenant.finder@rother.gov.uk with your contact details. (26/08/2021)