Issue details

Participation in the Global Refugee Resettlement Scheme

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: Abandoned

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

Lead director: Director for Communities and the Environment

Department: Director for Communities and the Environment

Contact: Fiona Macleod, Housing Standards Officer 01524 582649 Email: fmacleod@lancaster.gov.uk Email: fmacleod@lancaster.gov.uk.