Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) is working collaboratively with Government Office and other key partners to assist newly-arriving Afghanistan citizens who qualify for assistance under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy.
Nottinghamshire has been one of the first areas to create a countywide offer. In the first instance, RBC’s commitment is to assist the programme with two property pledges for approximately eight people, which has been matched by similar offers from the other Nottinghamshire districts.
RBC is working closely with key partners including Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing and using existing networks via Nottingham City Council and Notts Refuge Forum to provide information and support, to help new arrivals integrate successfully into the community.
For those wishing to offer accommodation, please follow the information on the Government’s web pages.
Locally, residents can make donations such as clothing and toys via Care4Calais, The Refuge Council and the British Red Cross, who are appealing for donations and supporting many newly arrived families from Afghanistan.
More locally, Host Nottingham are accepting donations for asylum seekers or refugees, which may include assistance for Afghanistan citizens.
The list of donated items being sought is:
Women’s clothing (sizes 6 to 18 only please)
- Hoodies / warm tops
Men’s clothing (medium and large sizes)
- T shirts
- Trainers (sizes 8, 9, 10 and half sizes)
Underwear and socks for men and women (brand new in packets)
- Men’s pants in medium and large
- Women’s pants in sizes 10 to 16
Toiletries for men and women (unopened)
- Shower gels, deodorants and body sprays
- Phones (unlocked, wiped and working)
- Rucksacks and wheeled suitcases.
For more information and to arrange delivery, please email email@example.com, or call 07735 551 362 or 07986 012 013.