Current local concerns – please contact your councillors and MPs
Afghan Families still not properly housed: Nearly nine months after evacuation from Kabul airport and being granted refugee status several large families are still in unsuitable temporary hostel accommodation.
Asylum Seekers dumped in Leyland hotel large numbers of asylum seekers are now housed in a hotel, with no provision for social life, access to English classes or other service, limited access to transport and living on a pittance.
Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme People across Lancashire have responded magnificntly in offering hospitality and support to people fleeing the war. The LCC Refugee Resettlement Team are working beyond the call of duty to support the scheme. However, the programme is ill thought out with many bureucratic hurdles and incompetncies preventing people getting visas and permission to travel, and schools for children and benefits when they arrive. There are also concerns about the random mayching of hosts and guests, and over safeguarding, while some placements are not working out well in tems of expectations and personal relationships.