Council meetings

Decision details

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


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

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:


(1)  the proposed timetable for receiving the further 100 households in the

borough, under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme (and the

Vulnerable Children’s Scheme) as set out be approved;


(2) the proposed expansion of the Lewisham Syrian Refugee Offer be noted

and the tendering and appointment of a support resettlement service be



(3) the offer set out now proposes the Council works with its partners and

local organisations to scale up and commission new support services as

appropriate; and


(4) as the Government funding arrangements is only up until 2020 and that

funding beyond this is not clear, the Cabinet Member for Refugees writes to

the Home Secretary requesting an extension of the Government’s current

pledge to continue to support the resettlement of vulnerable refugees.

Publication date: 21/09/2018

Date of decision: 20/09/2018

Decided at meeting: 20/09/2018 - Mayor and Cabinet

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