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Councils set to welcome up to 50 families from Afghanistan

Warwick District Council is set secure permanent homes for up to 25 families from Afghanistan in the local area, with Stratford on Avon District Council expected to welcome a similar number.

The move follows the announcement by the Home Office on 1 September that those coming to the UK through resettlement routes (including Afghans who worked closely with the British military and UK Government in Afghanistan) will receive immediate indefinite leave to remain.

As well as sourcing suitable housing to accommodate around 100 people identified through the government’s Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme, Warwick District Council’s housing team will be working alongside Warwickshire County Council, public health and community groups to prepare for a safe and smooth integration for those resettling here. At the same time, Stratford-on-Avon District Council has been working to identify privately rented self-contained accommodation for up to 25 families and is encouraging local landlords to get in touch if they have a property to let.

Local landlords with a property to let can contact Stratford District Council at