Eastleigh has a proud record of providing support to those in need. We have already been receiving many heart-warming offers of support from our residents to help the Afghan evacuees who are escaping the Taliban – these are greatly appreciated.
Since the announcement that NATO military forces would withdraw from Afghanistan, the Council has been ready to work to support the national effort with regard to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP). Alongside other local authorities in the region, we are working closely with Government and our local key partners to provide any help we can.
Cllr Tonia Craig, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Policy said, “We have all been shocked and appalled at the events in Afghanistan and our hearts go out to the families affected. This is a humanitarian crisis and Afghan families need the support of organisations like ours at a time when they are at their most desperate and vulnerable. It goes without saying that as a Council we will do all within our power to help these families, while they are in the area. Our staff are committed and are already providing hands-on support, directly with the families. They are also working closely with all agencies to ensure that whatever resources and practical assistance are needed is available, so that they receive the help they need, including our help in finding permanent accommodation across the UK, including within our Borough.”
For more details about the Afghan evacuees and how you can help through donations please visit Hampshire County Council's website.
For residents who would like to offer accommodation for rent please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, only offers of self-contained accommodation can be considered, properties must:
- pass a safety inspection
- be in good state of repair
- be available to let on tenancies of at least a 12-month period
- be managed by the property owner (or agent)
- be available to rent at below market rates, within Local Housing Allowance levels.