Decision details

Afghan Resettlement Schemes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek authority to provide qualifying Afghan individuals in Harrow with integration support to prevent homelessness approaches.




(1)            the provision of integration support to qualifying Afghan individuals, referred by the Home Office to prevent homelessness, be agreed;


(2)            the Interim Assistant Director of Strategy and Partnerships, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder of Communities & Culture, be authorised to spend the grant received from the Government to deliver the Afghan Resettlement Schemes programme, which could exceed £3.6 million (based on supporting 30 households); and


(3)            the monthly discretionary voluntary payment to qualifying Afghan individuals in year 1 (£200), in year 2 (£100) and year 3 (£50) for additional financial support, be noted.


Reason for Decision:  To ensure the Council was able to assist qualifying Afghan individuals to successfully resettle in the borough and provide integration support as part of the Afghan Resettlement Schemes programme.



Report author: Acting Corporate Director, Resources

Publication date: 09/12/2022

Date of decision: 08/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/12/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/12/2022

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