Angus support for Afghans

Published on Thursday 19 August 2021

For the last few weeks Angus Council and Angus Health and Social Care Partnership have been working with colleagues in the MOD, the Home Office, and COSLA, to put plans in place to accommodate former Afghan interpreters and their families who are being re-located to the UK, because of the potential dangers posed to them by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

Arrangements are just being finalised and we hope to be welcoming the first families to Angus in September.

This work is in addition to the recent announcement by the UK Government to support refugee families to leave Afghanistan.

We are committed to supporting where we can, the UK and Scottish Government to take in families fleeing the atrocities they are facing in their home country and we will help them to settle in Angus and live in safety and without fear.

Further information on the re-location scheme.