Families across Warwickshire come forward to help Afghan refugees - and here are places where you can donate clothing and money

Warwickshire is expected to welcome around 100 people

Families across Warwickshire have already come forward to help Afghan refugees.

Families across Warwickshire have already come forward to help Afghan refugees.

And a number of places across the county have set up donation points.

Warwickshire is expected to welcome around 100 people into the county as part of the national Home Office plan.

Warwick District Council says it will house three families - but some campaigners said this not enough.

A spokesperson for Warwickshire County Council said: "We are working with partners in health and the districts and boroughs to ensure the new arrivals are safe and well. And residents of Warwickshire have been quick to show their compassion and offer support. We are currently assessing what things would be most helpful and working with local charities to coordinate donations."

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: “During the pandemic, a light was shone on the fabulous community spirit that characterised our county. As people are hearing about the plight of the Afghan people, many are contacting us to see how they can offer support. We want to make sure we offer the right kind of support and that people’s generous offers fit the needs of the families who have started to arrive. Working with our partners we will do all we can to make that happen.”

There are several local charities which support refugees and these include:

Stratford Welcome Here group who have set up a JustGiving page to support Afghan families. Money generated here will be used to purchase specific items as it becomes clear what is needed. JustGiving page

Carriers of Hope – Click here for more information

Coventry Cyrenians - Click here for more information