Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed to take part in a pilot to become an asylum dispersal area
Today, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed to take part in a new pilot to become an asylum dispersal area, along with five other Welsh local authorities, including Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Wrexham and Conwy.
The Council will offer support to five families seeking asylum in the Caerphilly county borough and will work closely with Clearsprings Ready Homes, who will be responsible for sourcing suitable private rental properties.
Cllr Philippa Marsden, the Council’s Leader, said: “The trauma that asylum seekers have experienced, in fleeing fear and persecution in their home county, is unimaginable. We’re proud to offer a place of sanctuary to these families, by giving our commitment to become a dispersal area.
“We also recognise the wealth of new skills and experience that refugees and asylum seekers bring to our communities. As a Council we already have positive experiences of refugees settling in the county borough, having taken part in the UK Resettlement Scheme for a number of years.”
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