Lancaster City Council confirmed at a Cabinet
meeting held on the 16th February 2016 that it wished to
participate in the Syrian refugee resettlement programme. To date,
15 families have been resettled in the district through the
resettlement. The programme is co-ordinated by Lancashire County
Council and funded by the Home Office. The programme is fully
funded at no cost to the City Council.
In June 2019, The Government announced a new global resettlement scheme for the most vulnerable refugees. Lancashire County Council are seeking pledges from district Councils to participate in the new resettlement scheme. Specifically, they are asking if Lancaster City Council would consider resettling 5 families in the district in July 2020. The funding arrangements remain the same.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Community Impact;
Decision status: For Determination
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/01/2020
Decision due: 11 February 2020 by Cabinet
Lead member: Cabinet Member with particular responsibility for Housing
Department: Director for Communities and the Environment