Welcoming Syrian refugees

Cllr Tim Swift

Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said:

“We have welcomed two Syrian families to Calderdale as part of the government’s vulnerable persons relocation (VPR) scheme. The families have suffered horrendous hardship and persecution in war-torn Syria and are amongst those refugees who the government has identified as being most in need of support.


“We are doing everything we can to keep them safe and help them start a new life in Calderdale. We have received funding from the government to ensure they get the services they need to settle in as quickly as possible. We will continue to work with other organisations to offer a lifeline to refugees who have been through unimaginable experiences.”

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