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Refugee Resettlement

Refugee Resettlement

Resettlement Schemes

United Kingdom Resettlement Scheme – This scheme resettles those who have fled their homes because of conflict, wars and persecution across the globe.

Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy Scheme – This scheme provides relocation to the UK for any current or former Locally Employed Staff directly employed by the UK government and assessed to be at serious risk of threat to life in Afghanistan.

Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme – This scheme will prioritise those who have assisted the UK efforts in Afghanistan and stood up for values such as democracy, women’s rights, freedom of speech, and rule of law vulnerable people, including women and girls at risk, and members of minority groups at risk.

These three schemes are funded by the UK Government and information on the UKRS funding instructions can be found here and the latest ARAP funding instructions can be found here:

Community Sponsorship

The UK Community Sponsorship scheme allows community groups to support refugee families directly and aims to help them become self-sufficient and integrated members of the community.
Community Sponsorship groups are made up of local volunteers who commit to welcoming and supporting a refugee family in their neighbourhood.
Community Sponsors find a home for the family, greet them at the airport, and then work with them over a 1 year period to learn English, access education or employment, and settle into life in the community.
If you wish to discuss any of the resettlement schemes above or Community Sponsorship, please contact the Resettlement Policy Officer, Josh Aspden 
EMC works closely with the Home Office and local authorities in the region to coordinate and match people being resettled in the UK to appropriate accommodation and integration support.