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Lancashire Refugee Integration Team
The Lancashire Refugee Integration Team (LRIT) sits within the Equalities and Cohesion Team at Lancashire County Council.
It was agreed that Lancashire would resettle 575 refugees by 2020 and that Lancashire County Council would coordinate the delivery of the schemes. The Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme was created as a result.
The team coordinate the arrivals and support for thousands of people who have entered Lancashire through over 10 different refugee and asylum resettlement routes.
The team has grown from one staff member in 2016, to 29 staff in 2022 and prides itself in the fact that over 50% of the team have lived experience of being a refugee or asylum seeker. Staff members originate from a variety of countries, including Sudan, Syria, Palestine and Ukraine. The diversity in cultural insight, language support and experiential knowledge that the staff team provides, really improves the quality of the work delivered.
There are also a number of grant funding schemes available to local organisations offering services for refugees in Lancashire
Contact: Rebecca Novell, <[email protected]>
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