Information about the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Falkirk is set out in this paper (dated 16 December 2015). Falkirk Council have agreed a commitment for the area to accept around 60 refugees over the period up to 2020. The Council authorised progress to be made in implementing the ideas in the paper and noted that recruitment would commence for a Resettlement Officer.
If you would like to find out more about local opportunities to be involved in the welcome and integration of refugees, visit CVS Falkirk, the Third Sector Interface for Falkirk and District.
You might also want to contact and find out more about the Central Scotland Regional Equality Council, a charity which aims to:
- work towards the elimination of discrimination in all its forms
- reduce inequality and promote a culture of human rights
- promote good relations between persons of protected characteristics without distinction on grounds of age, disability, marital status, pregnancy/maternity status, race, religion/belief, sex, sexual orientation and gender reassignment
- promote, build and work in partnership
CSI – Central Scotland Interfaith – is the local interfaith forum for Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire, and seeks to offer space for people of faith to build bridges of understanding together. For information call 01324 621648 or 07743 726013, or visit their web page here.
News from Falkirk
14 April 2016 Falkirk Herald – report that first Syrian refugees will arrive in the area within the next few weeks
11 September 2015 Falkirk Herald – story about how Falkirk residents are working to support refugees