Bath & North East Somerset Council have outlined their ongoing support for the resettlement of Syrian refugees and is exploring with the Government the next steps they can take.
The Council at its meeting on 16 July discussed its support for the resettlement of Syrian refugees and is actively exploring with Government the level of help we will be able to provide across Bath and North East Somerset.
They have already been able to offer assistance to some refugees and are now working with partners to develop a package of support for people.
They have also been in discussion with Citizens UK who have offered their services, for example in relation to housing and resettlement.
Councillor Tim Warren (Conservative, Mendip), Leader of Council, said: “The plight of the Syrian refugees has touched everyone – nationally and locally.
“It is vital is that we collectively support vulnerable refugees, and, with the support of all parties across the Council, we’re pleased to be working with Government to help those most in need.
“We are very much encouraged by the offer of help we have received from local residents.”
George Gabriel, Lead Organiser at Citizens UK, said: “We were pleased to be approached by Bath & North East Somerset Council to explore the help that Citizens UK can offer in the resettlement of Syrian refugees.
“Building on our work in other areas, we stand ready to help local residents and communities in welcoming and supporting refugees, for example in mobilising local landlords to make accommodation available.”
The Council say they are grateful for all the positive messages from the public and would encourage people to support the Syria Crisis Appeal.
You can visit also the British Red Cross website to make a donation.
You can also learn more about the effort being organised by Citizens UK at www.citizensuk.org/.