AN AFGHAN family who have resettled in Droitwich have shared their story to mark Refugee Week and thanked the Worcestershire people for the welcome they have received.
Timur and Hassina came to the town nine months ago with their two children, aged two and four, and have been inundated with support and kindness from the local area and the county council.
The family fled from Afghanistan in November 2021 amidst fears about living in their home country – they did not feel safe and felt in danger every day.
Since being in the UK, Timur and Hassina have felt welcome and supported.
Timor said: “The Worcestershire people, especially the county council, are really supportive. Living here is not difficult.
“The Worcestershire people are lovely and friendly – our neighbours smile at us every day, say hello, and ask how we are and if we’re happy.”
Worcestershire County Council provides support to resettled families to enable them to integrate within their community, learn new skills, meet people from their new community, and much more.
Hassina is now learning English and attending college.
She used to work as a doctor in Afghanistan and hopes to take up the same occupation in the UK.
Coun Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member for Communities at Worcestershire County Council, said, “Timur and Hassina are a brilliant demonstration of how well our Resettlement Programme works, and how our resettlement team can help people achieve safety and support for themselves and their families.“
“I’d like to thank our team for their great work and dedication in helping those who come to resettle in our county, access the best opportunities and support for themselves.”