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Decision details

Resettlement of Refugee Households

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, the Mayor agreed

that:

 

(1) responsibility be delegated to the Executive Directors for Customer

Services and Resources and Regeneration to enter into a formal agreement

with the Home Office’s Refugee Resettlement Unit to resettle refugee

households referred from the Vulnerable Children Resettlement Scheme

(VCRS) in Lewisham;

 

(2) responsibility be delegated to the Executive Directors for Customer

Services and Resources and Regeneration to resettle these VCRS refugee

households in the same proportion as the two Government announcements in

respect of the SVPR programme and VCRS schemes which has set national

targets to resettle 20000 individuals under SVPR and 3000 individuals under

VCRS; and

 

(3) responsibility be delegated to the Executive Directors for Customer

Services and Resources and Regeneration to resettle potentially more than

10 refugee families in total, as funding and feasibility allows.

Publication date: 23/03/2017

Date of decision: 22/03/2017

Decided at meeting: 22/03/2017 - Mayor and Cabinet

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