Cotswold District Council to support refugees from Afghanistan

Cotswold District Council has announced that it will support refugees from Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of the country.

In a news article, Joe Harris, the council’s leader, said that the organisation was “fully committed to supporting Afghan refugees find a safe new home and resettle in the UK”.

“We will be playing our part to support the government’s plan to help Afghan refugees, which initially aims to help those most in need, particularly those who have been helping British operations in Afghanistan by supporting our military,” Cllr Harris said.

“We have already been working in partnership with the other councils across Gloucestershire to identify homes and prepare support for these refugees over the past few months.

“For the initial refugees coming into the country, we have pledged to home 35 families across the Gloucestershire partnership, and we will be working hard to make sure the Cotswolds plays its part in providing those homes and homes for the wider resettlement scheme which is due to be organised by government shortly.”

Three or four-bedroom homes are currently being sought to provide accommodation for Afghan refugees in Gloucestershire.

If you have a home of this size available and would like to offer it for use under the scheme, visit cotswold.gov.uk.

 

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