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Refugee Action welcomes Syrian refugees to Herefordshire

Picture of a Refugee Action resettlement volunteer having a cup of tea with a Syrian refugee family.

Refugee Action is delighted to be working with Herefordshire Council and other local partner organisations to welcome and resettle the first Syrian refugee families into the county this month.

The charity’s caseworkers will provide personalised support so that the families can access English language lessons, health and education services, and offer practical advice and guidance to help them develop an understanding of their local area.

Councillor Patricia Morgan, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, says:

“We’re pleased to welcome our first Syrian refugee families this month. The council and local partner organisations have worked incredibly hard over the past months to ensure everything is in place to help and support the families to quickly settle into Herefordshire life.

“I am also delighted to be working with Refugee Action. The charity has 35 years’ worth of knowledge and experience in helping those who have fled persecution, violence and harassment and are at the centre of helping Syrian refugees across the UK, so will prove to be an invaluable asset in helping to successfully resettle our refugee families.”

Louise Calvey, head of resettlement at Refugee Action, says:

“Our dedicated staff and volunteers are looking forward to working closely with our Herefordshire partners to ensure these individuals and families, who have faced unimaginable horrors, are supported to rebuild their lives with dignity.”

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