What we are doing to help refugees

Our Executive made a formal decision in 2016 to take part in the national Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.

So far we have accommodated 10 Syrian refugee families within North Somerset. We have pledged to the Government we’ll house up to 14 families.

There is a very high demand for private rented and affordable housing in North Somerset and a limited supply but we will regularly review our ability to accommodate further households in the future.

Information about how members of the public can best help people affected by the crisis has been published by the government. You can get more information on the Refugees Welcome North Somerset website.