St Albans City and District Council is actively looking for help from the voluntary sector to assist in resettling Syrian refugees in the District.
Lots of local residents and groups have contacted the Council concerned about the current Syrian refugee crisis asking how they, and we, can help.
The Council is committed to assisting Syrian Refugees
The Council is keen to hear from local community groups and others in the voluntary sector to understand what they may be able to offer Syrian refugees locally. If you would like to offer your services please contact the Refugee Council.
There is an immediate need for cash to support the refugees in Syria. For people wanting to take immediate action, one way to show their support is by making a charitable donation. Details of some of the charities involved in supporting the Syrian refugee crisis can be found on the www.gov.uk website. One charity we are aware of with a local connection is SOS Children’s Villages (see: soschildrensvillages.org.uk)
Nationally, there is a Red Cross information line set up by the government to record people's offers of help. The contact number for this is 0800 107 8727.
The Local Government Association has published some information to help councils and Councillors answer questions from the public. See: http://www.local.gov.uk/refugees
Note: There is a shortage of foster carers in Hertfordshire. For information about becoming a foster carer please see the Herts Direct website, or contact Hertfordshire County Council's team on Twitter (@HCCFosterAdopt) or Facebook (Hertfordshire Fostering & Adoption).