Fife has always welcomed refugees from around the world, and we are ready to play our part again. We're working with partners including NHS, voluntary sector and Police Scotland to see how many Afghan families we can accommodate locally.
Donate to help refugees:
Fife Voluntary Action are coordinating donations to make sure we gather the right things to meet families’ initial needs. They’re managing a network of community collection points and can arrange to collect from you if you can’t get out.
- Go to www.fva.org/crisis
- Call free on 0800 389 6046 (9am – 5pm)
If you're concerned about family or friends in Afghanistan:
- see the UK Government website Support for British and non-British nationals in Afghanistan - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- for questions or concerns about a British National, or family members of a British nationals in Afghanistan, call 01908 516666 and select the option “Consular services for British nationals” or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Non-British nationals in Afghanistan, or family members of non-British nationals in Afghanistan, in need of assistance, should call +44 (0)247 538 9980. This is a 24 hour a day service.
- for additional advice and support see the Scottish Refugee Council website or call them on 0808 196 7274
- if you need help finding missing family members, contact the British Red Cross Family Tracing service
Housing in Fife:
Thousands of refugees will hopefully enter the UK. They will be housed across the country to spread the demand on our housing system. Fife will only rehome a fairly small number of refugees.
We use a points system to work out how urgent anyone's housing need is so that we can prioritise how council-owned homes are allocated.
People with more urgent needs rise to the top of the list more quickly. People who are more flexible about where they live may get a tenancy more quickly if they accept a property that others have refused.