Cornwall has officially offered resettlement places to Syrian refugees
The Leader of Cornwall Council, John Pollard, has today confirmed that Cornwall has now officially offered resettlement to Syrian families travelling to the UK under the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.
As part of a five-year resettlement programme, an initial two or three families could be resettled in Cornwall as early as March.
There is a multi-agency partnership which is supported by the Home Office, has been working together to prepare for Syrian refugee families being resettled in Cornwall. The partnership consists of Cornwall Council – including housing, education, adults, children’s, and localism services, Cornwall Housing, NHS Kernow, Job Centre Plus, Inclusion Cornwall, Devon and Cornwall Police, CSW Group Limited and community and faith representatives.
The refugees who will be resettled in the UK through the Government scheme will be given a full medical check-up and security vetting before they arrive in the country. They will be flown directly from countries neighbouring Syria to England and those families that come to Cornwall will be met by representatives of the Cornwall Refugee Partnership and taken to their new homes.
It is important to protect their privacy therefore, the partnership will not be in a position to provide any details about Syrian families resettled in Cornwall. The Council has confirmed they will be housed in temporary private sector housing.
For more information on Cornwall’s response to the refugee crisis, including how you can help, visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/syrianrefugees