Support for migrant crisis from Suffolk

Cllr Jennie Jenkins ANL-150508-153211001
Cllr Jennie Jenkins ANL-150508-153211001

Community leaders across Suffolk have been discussing how they could help aid the plight of Syrian refugees.

At a meeting on September 18, Suffolk’s Public Sector Leaders discussed the crisis and the part that Suffolk should play in helping to support Syrian refugees who are due to be relocated to the UK.

It was agreed that all partners will work together to look at housing, health, education, policing, support services and the involvement of the voluntary sector so the county is ready to accept refugees.

A public sector working group is being established to coordinate this work.

Chairman of Suffolk Public Sector Leaders, Jennie Jenkins, said: “It is important that we all make a positive contribution to respond to the needs of the vulnerable Syrian refugees who are being resettled.

“We will put provision in place to meet the needs of those who come to Suffolk in the coming months.”