Syrian families set up home in Kirklees

TWO families of Syrian refugees have started a new life in the district.

They were moved to Kirklees as part of the Government’s vulnerable persons relocation (VPR) scheme after being identified as some of those most in need of support.

It is not known exactly where the families are living as details have not been released.

Coun Graham Turner, Kirklees Council cabinet member for resources and community safety, said: “The council is committed to ensuring that these families are provided with the support they need to allow them to start a safe, new life in Kirklees.

“We have received funding from the government to help the families to get settled in as quickly as possible.

“However, these families have been through experiences that many of us simply couldn’t imagine  and I know many local people are eager to show them support and help them feel at home.

“One Community, the Kirklees Community Foundation, have launched a way for local people and businesses to make cash donations.

“The cash will be passed through to voluntary groups working directly with vulnerable migrants from around the world who are living in Kirklees. Anyone wanting to make a donation can visit www.one-community.org.uk.”

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