AFGHAN REFUGEE CRISIS RESPONSE
The scale of the crisis that has been developing in Afghanistan and for it's neighbouring nations, struggling to cope with the influx of refugees is immense.
The recent coverage in the media of Nato troops withdrawing from Kabul after it's sudden fall to Taliban forces as meant we have had an unprecedented amount of phone calls, messages and emails all offering support or donations of one sort or another.
We are a small team of people, with a small area of Storage at this moment, so we are keen to do our very best to facilitate everybody’s offers and to be able to support a larger number of families to come to the county.
To do this we need - to find:
HOUSING - for families to have safe places to live.
As we have mentioned before, the one issue preventing us from directly accepting refugees from Afghanistan in this county is a lack of houses for the families.
If you are a landlord or if you know a landlord that is willing to rent to refugees, could you please email
Please give with details of your offer. Jacki is very busy getting things ready for our new refugee family in September, so if she takes a while to get back to you this is why, however she will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.
TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION - for families and individuals.
We have been advised by the home office that we currently cannot resettle Afghanistan families into people’s homes (as in renting rooms or sharing a house).
However if you have space that you are willing to share with an Asylum Seeker, then the Leaving Care and Foster Care teams are always looking for rooms for young unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
Older ones can often manage in supported living accommodation, and younger ones will have to be rehomed into foster care. Support and training will be provided following being successful accepted to take on this role.
If you would like more details on the processes involved, then please email:
Please provide your phone number and the details of your offer and he will endeavor to get back to you as soon as possible.
Please note Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken on all applicants
STORAGE - for donated items for be sorted for distributed.
If you are able to help assist us with additional storage and sorting space,
Please give details of the type, security, access and location of the storage on offer and the duration you can make it available.