Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Programme (SVPR)
What is the SVPR Scheme and how is Exeter involved ?
The Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement programme offers a lifeline of hope to some of the most vulnerable families living in UN refugee camps bordering Syria. It is a chance to find safety and build a more hopeful life here.
The UK government has committed to bringing 20,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees to new lives in the UK by 2020. A small number of families are coming to Devon County – some have already arrived and been warmly received by local communities. Refugee Support Devon Ltd. are contracted to provide direct support to the families arriving. (More info: https://new.devon.gov.uk/refugees-in-devon/syrian-resettlement-programme/)
Exeter: We are delighted that Exeter City Council has pledged to try and secure accommodation for 8 families. They have been working hard to find suitable properties and private landlords interested in leasing their properties to the Council. 5 properties have now been approved – but more are needed so do get in touch with Vanessa Macdonald or Jenny Pleasants at the city council’s housing team if interested; TEL. 01392 265685 or see their website for more details: https://exeter.gov.uk/housing/private-tenants-and-landlords/private-sector-leasing-scheme-psl/
CALL OUT for Private Landlords in Exeter:
ExCoS has been actively supporting the City Council’s efforts to secure landlords in Exeter through our call outs, contacting estate agents, distributing flyers and wide social media campaign. Click on the flyer below to get up to date details on what kind of properties are needed by ECC, who to Contact etc. Or you can download as a pdf. file here: Call for LANDLORDS; A4 flyer.
*Previous ExCoS website posts,call outs for landlords etc:
- Keep an eye on our Facebook page too for up to date news about resettlement.