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Afghanistan resettlement scheme - Statement from Eastbourne Borough Council

We have welcomed two families to the borough as part of the government's new resettlement scheme.

Refugees fleeing their homes in Afghanistan will have experienced considerable trauma and will need significant care and support to help them settle and integrate into life in the UK. Our priority is to work with partners in the community to help them make this transition and ensure they can access the key services they need.

Prior to this latest resettlement initiative, Eastbourne Borough Council was committed to providing accommodation and support through the Afghan Locally Employed Staff resettlement scheme.