The UK government has pledged to bring 20,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees to the UK by 2020. Cumbria is playing its part by welcoming around 300 refugees to the county between 2017 to 2020.
This pledge is being delivered through the national Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme. The Home Office is coordinating this programme. It is working with councils across the UK to safely resettle refugees.
We are part of Cumbria's resettlement programme. Cumbria County Council is the lead authority acting on behalf of the Cumbria Leaders Board (CLB). The CLB includes the leaders of all the local authorities across Cumbria. The Chair of CLB is Councillor Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council.
Cumbria County Council also offer support to Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). This is part of the Government's National Transfer Scheme. This scheme aims to resettle children seeking asylum. This could be children who have made it to the UK or children leaving Calais and other European Countries.
Read the refugees in Cumbria on the Cumbria County Councils website for more details of the support the scheme can provide.