West Dunbartonshire – Syrian Resettlement
The Council remains comitted to working with refugees and seeks to do this through working in partnership with the people and communities of West Dunbartonshire. Coming together, the aim is to help refugees by providing them with a welcome and support and creating stability and safety for them as they settle into their lives in their new homes. It is also the Council’s aim to ensure that the resettlement process brings as many benefits to local communities and local people’s lives as possible.
West Dunbartonshire Supports Refugees is a community group organised through Facebook, where they discuss and organise fundraising events within West Dunbartonshire for the Migrant Offshore Aid Station and Edinburgh Direct Aid, in support of the refugee crisis. They are also committed to setting up support for refugees who will be re-homed in our area.
For information, visit the Facebook group.
Isaro is a West Dunbartonshire charity which works for a safe and healthy multi-culturally enriched community where people from different backgrounds live together in harmony through mutual understanding. They aim to promote the building of a safe and enriched community through social and cultural integration, advancement of education and sustainable employment. Their work includes:
- Inter-cultural activities and celebrations to provide participants from minority ethnic groups with opportunities to experience and enhance their understanding of the Scottish culture and also share their own cultures.
- Programmes for young people providing a variety of activities within a safe and supportive environment to help build social skills and networking opportunities.
- Drop-in services for adults and young people aiming to provide information, advice and workshops on various topics and issues.
News from West Dunbartonshire
27 November 2015 – Council announces new collection points for donated goods for refugees
18 September 2015 – West Dunbartonshire Council agrees to support refugees
16 September 2015 Clydebank Post – new group formed to support refugees