Afghan refugees - how you can help

We are committed to welcoming and supporting Afghan refugees and are working with central government and local partners to identify suitable accommodation.

We have delivered resettlement programmes since 2016, welcoming families from Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan and commission a charity called Refugee Action to provide the resettlement support for 12 months. We intend to align the Afghan resettlement programme with these programmes.

Do you have a spare room? 

Resettled refugees coming to the UK are allocated their own property. However, the offer of a room is very much needed for other refugees, such as those who have recently been granted status and are waiting for more permanent accommodation, or people who have been refused asylum.

If you have spare room, you can host a refugee via a charity called Refugees At Home. Find out more at www.refugeesathome.org or apply online at www.refugeesathome.org/host-application.

Are you interested in letting a property?

If you are looking to let your property please email Housing.OptionsRe-HousingTeam@liverpool.gov.uk who help newly granted refugees secure permanent accommodation. The team is especially interested in hearing from you if you have a 4+ bedroom property available. 

You can also contact Serco who provide the asylum accommodation in the North West on behalf of the Home Office. They are regularly looking for homes to rent so they can house people seeking sanctuary. Email Ged.Swanson@serco.com.

Can you volunteer or offer resettlement support?

If you are looking to volunteer with refugees and asylum seekers see facebook.com/MRSNLiverpool and volunteer.redcross.org.uk​/opportunities.

Offers of work and training

If you are an employer and have employment or work experience opportunities for refugees please contact liverpoolinwork​@liverpool.gov.uk.

Offers of clothing or money

If you receive queries about making a donation of clothes, items or money, we recommend you signpost them to one of the refugee support organisations we have in the city

Consular services for British nationals requesting help for family members in Afghanistan

If a family member in Afghanistan is a British citizen or worked for British Forces or British Embassy, then the family member in the UK should contact the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on +44 (0)1908 516666 and select the option 'Consular services for British nationals'.

They can also email help@fco.gov.uk. Please note that the embassy in Kabul has relocated and any assistance they can provide is limited.

The British Red Cross can provide general advice to refugees in Liverpool about bringing spouses, children, minor dependent relatives to the UK . Contact them at RAMP@redcross.org.uk - but enquiries relating to extended family members, such as adult parents and siblings, should be signposted to other legal providers.