Welcoming Refugees to Dorset – what can I do to help?

Over the coming weeks and months, Afghan refugees will need support with accommodation, furniture, clothing etc.  We know that many of you will want to respond and offer help or to help groups working in Dorset that are offering support.

There are many practical ways you help such as; raising awareness of the issues, promoting the support on offers locally on your social media/website, practical help by donating goods/clothes/money to any official Charities.

To help with this we have put together a handy guide of useful information and Charities that are currently supporting the resettlement of Afghan refugees. We have also included a very useful resource from Care4Calais, which highlights the priority needs in regards to donated goods.

Dorset Council are keen to hear from any private landlords or second home owners that are interested in supporting resettlement in Dorset, full details can be found in the attached document below.

We will keep this page updated as new advice becomes available.