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Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS)

The Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC) supports families settled in Wolverhampton and Walsall on the Home Office “Syrian Resettlement Scheme”

The Syrian Resettlement Scheme was first announced in January 2014 and in September 2015 the expansion to 20,000 refugees was made across the UK. RMC currently supports over 120 individuals on the programme.

Before arrival, our team will arrange support, housing and assess needs and risks for each person. This support builds further after arrival with comprehensive support with all settlement and integration matters including housing, welfare, health, education and employment.

After all this suffering, I am back to living and loving my life again. After all these troubles, I came to the UK via the resettlement programme and now live in Wolverhampton with my family happily. I am especially happy with RMC because they gave me plenty of support to help get my life on track, and so that I can support my family. I’m learning English to understand people here, volunteering with different projects and doing my best to integrate into the community to achieve a good future for me and my family in the UK.

Within just a few years, the families have already developed their skills and language to help their integration into UK life with many in employment and several having set up their own businesses.

All of this is whilst still often supporting families with additional medical and inclusion based needs and the difficulties of fleeing war and arriving in a new country. This alone can be a huge barrier to overcome.

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