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A resettled person

Resettlement refers to non-EU nationals that are admitted into the country and granted protection because they are in a vulnerable position.

We want to ensure that you feel safe and settled as you begin to rebuild. With a wide range of community spaces and support services, West Northamptonshire is a welcoming town with many places to explore. Discover all this and more below. 

Support services

Support for Afghan nationals 

The ARAP (Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy) scheme supports the resettlement of Afghan nationals. It offers assistance with housing, school places, healthcare, employment and learning the English language. 

Discover more about:

You can also read through the Government’s welcome pack for resettled Afghan citizens

No Recourse to Public Funds 

No recourse to public funds refers to a condition imposed on someone’s immigration status that states that a person has ‘no recourse to public funds’ if they are ‘subject to immigration control’.

The 3 main groups who can apply for assistance from us are:

  • families who are destitute or who are at risk of being destitute - this includes families experiencing homelessness or struggling to meet their family’s essential needs
  • single adults with care needs - this includes adults with complex needs who require care and support due to a disability
  • young people leaving care

You can apply for assistance by contacting us through an: online form

or by telephone: 0300 126 7000

Find more information and details on the process through our website: WNC No recourse to public funds 

Homes for Ukraine - health and wellbeing support

We have put together health-related information, including advice about GPs and the NHS, for those joining us from Ukraine.

Find health and wellbeing support for migrants from Ukraine.

Community spaces

Welcoming spaces

We are working to create a network of welcoming spaces within West Northamptonshire - places where you can find warm drinks and conversation, and stay out of the cold together. 

Find out more about our welcoming spaces.

Community centres 

Community centres often host events for their local community. These include raffles, food larders, dances, holiday events and more.

Discover your local community centre.


Your local library has internet, books to read, CDs, DVDs and places to sit. If you need support in applying for a Blue Badge or a bus pass, your library will be able to assist. 

It is also possible to apply for a Blue Badge or buss pass through our website.

Find information on services offered at libraries.

Find a home

West Northamptonshire Council will help you find social or affordable homes to rent within our district. These are owned by housing associations, or ‘registered providers’. 

These homes are allocated to people on our housing register (waiting list). The rent on these homes is lower than the same home on the open market and is available to those on lower incomes that meet our criteria. 

Find out more about affordable housing.

Mental health services 

We work closely with the charity Mind, as well as the NHS. Both provide care to those struggling with their mental health or who are just in need of a little support and someone to listen.

Find mental health services and support.

Get to know West Northamptonshire  

Northampton is a market town with history dating back to the 7th century. With cobbled streets that centre around our bustling market square, Northampton has some of the most historically stunning architecture and a wide range of small and big businesses for you to explore.

West Northamptonshire has many delightful villages with historic pubs, parks and museums. 

Brackley, with its stunning town hall, is full of flavourful restaurants and cafés. The historic market town of Daventry has beautiful architecture and every Friday hosts a fleet of market stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables. 

Towcester, Northampton, Brackley and Daventry are connected easily by car, bus and train making days out and adventures easy to find.  

Things to see

  • Northampton Museum and Art Gallery 
  • Abington Park - the site of what was a medieval village and now hosts country walks and a museum
  • 78 Derngate - an old Georgian building updated in 1916 by art nouveau designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, now a public attraction thanks to its beautiful interior
  • The Guildhall - our very own town hall
  • Rookery Open Farm - a fun and educational petting zoo 
  • Salcey Forest - a beautiful forest with activities for the whole family, walking trails, adventure park and an onsite café. 

Travel easily with our bus services and on comfortable trains from our train station. Experience lovingly prepared food, vibrant nights out and more here in Northampton.

Explore what West Northamptonshire has to offer through our Culture and Tourism page.

Last updated 12 April 2024