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Resettling refugees: support after the first year - a guide for local authorities

Local authorities participating in the Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) have a unique opportunity to provide fully funded, long term integration support to resettled refugees from Syria.

Central government funding means that each resettled refugee should be supported during their first five years in the UK to adjust to their new life here, to become independent and integrated into their local communities.

‘Resettling refugees: support after the first year’ is a guide for local authorities who are planning and developing their programme of support to resettled clients on the VPRS that have been in the UK for more than a year.

The guide differentiates between the needs of resettled clients during their first year in the UK and during their years 2 to 5. It explores at a deliberately high level the range of issues that local partners could focus on.

There is an executive summary within this publication that you can download and share with local leaders.

Appendix 1: Budgeting toolkit for project planning

Appendix 2: Sample resettlement support plan (Source: Refugee Council)