Our Executive made a formal decision in February 2016 to take part in the national Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.

We have offered to initially accommodate and support three Syrian refugee households. We are waiting to hear from the government about the timescales for this happening, and are working with our partners to prepare.

There is a very high demand for private rented and affordable housing in North Somerset and a limited supply but we will regularly review our ability to accommodate further households in the future.

Information about how members of the public can best help people affected by the crisis has been published by the government and Voluntary Action North Somerset.