Syrian refugee support
In his statement to the House of Commons on Monday 7 September 2015, the then prime minister announced that Britain should resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees.
These refugees will be taken from the camps in the countries neighbouring Syria using the established process for identifying and resettling refugees. The prime minister also announced that the criteria for the existing Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme will be expanded.
The Home Office and Department for Communities and Local Government are working with local authorities to agree details of the arrangements to house and support the refugees. Find out more on the local.gov.uk website.
The government is providing further guidance to local authorities as to how they intend to co-ordinate UK support.
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News update - Refugee Action appointed
We've appointed the national charity Refugee Action to support the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Shropshire. The charity was chosen following a competitive procurement selection process.
With over 30 years experience, Refugee Action is the leading charity supporting the resettlement of refugees in the UK, enabling some of the world’s most vulnerable people to rebuild their lives in dignity and integrate within local communities.
The charity will be working closely with Shropshire’s Syrian Refugee Cross-party Working Group to resettle up to ten families in the county. A team of dedicated staff and volunteers will be on hand to help the new arrivals settle into their new homes, access local services, and identify ways to help them integrate with local communities.