Providing a home in Cornwall for refugees from the Middle East and in particular Syria is a challenge but is something that the majority of people I speak to fully support and are keen to help.
I met with a lady today who is heading up this effort. We discussed what is needed to ensure families feel welcome and can adapt to our culture and feel part of the local community. Cornwall has provided refuge to a small number of families and more are to be welcomed soon.
The Home Office provide a basic list of essential items to help the families.
There are groups that are helping to compile welcome packs such as Cornwall Refugee Resettlement Network.
You can also go to Cornwall Council’s website to find out more.
You can also email me if you want more information.