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Resettlement Scheme for former Afghan interpreters

Published: 26 August 2021

Resettlement Scheme for former Afghan interpreters Resettlement Scheme for former Afghan interpreters

Exeter City Council is working with the Government and the County Council on the Locally Employed Staff Resettlement Scheme for former Afghan interpreters who were working with the British Forces. Under that Scheme, we are looking to source private sector properties to offer to an eligible family that the county council will commission the support to assist the family integrate into the UK and Exeter.

If you know of anyone who may have a property they wish to rent that is vacant then please do contact us on  01392 265819.

We have received a number of calls relating to making donations which are gratefully appreciated and show the generosity of the residents of Exeter. However, at this point we do not know the specific circumstances of any families relocating in Exeter so it is not possible to take any physical donations such as blankets or clothing.

If you wish to make a donation towards a family coming to the UK you can donate via the governments website at  How you can help refugees coming to the UK – Ways to help refugees arriving in Britain (

In the longer term the Government has outlined their intention to allow refugees from Afghanistan to resettle in the UK as well as those who worked with the British forces through the current relocation scheme. As we understand it, it will be similar to the Syrian Resettlement scheme that this council already supports, working in partnership with the other Devon district councils and the county council. We await the details of the Scheme announced in order to propose a way forward in supporting this new Scheme.

It is our hope that we can offer support to families across both schemes.

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