Temporary emergency accommodation and support is being provided in our area ahead of the commencement of the Government’s long-term Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP).
The district is expected to provide up to 140 people with initial accommodation and preparations are under way with our public partners to put in place local care and support measures for them during their stay in Northamptonshire, until longer term arrangements are put in place to resettle them in new homes nationwide.
We are currently being contacted by many residents and local groups and organisations who are keen to join in our local support efforts by providing donations and offers of help and assistance and we are extremely grateful and heartened by such a positive response.
At this early stage West Northamptonshire Council is still working out what care and support, including any donations of everyday items, will be required to help these families settle into their new lives here, but we hope to provide you with further details soon of how you can get involved.
There is also the opportunity to offer practical help (such as translation etc)
In the meantime we would encourage anyone wishing to offer help to register their interest with WNC by completing the online form below.