Syrian Refugee Resettlement Scheme

In April 2015, a multi-agency forum was established within Halton to assess, plan and implement local delivery of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS), supporting the Home Office in working closely with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to identify those most at risk and bring them to the UK.

In October 2017, SHAP and Plus Dane Housing began delivering a Refugee Resettlement Scheme in partnership within Halton.

The Refugee Resettlement Scheme promotes the integration and settlement of refugees into the community, enabling them to participate fully in life in the UK. The team consists of:

  • Two Bi-lingual (English – Arabic speaking) Resettlement Workers
  • A team of bi-lingual (English – Arabic speaking) self-employed interpreters
  • A Scheme Co-ordinator

who work 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and are supported by an out of hours service which provides emergency help to clients as needed.

The Resettlement Workers develop support packages for refugees who may have complex needs including housing support related needs, domestic abuse, financial problems, physical/mental health and legal/reunification issues. This work is divided into three phases:

(1) Supporting refugees in their first weeks post arrival in the community

(2) Developing programmes and activities to promote participation and inclusion in society

(3) Developing mechanisms that promote self sufficiency and independent living.

 

Mission Statement

Enabling people to secure and maintain their homes by tailoring support to their needs, generating a long lasting change, achieve independence and a more stable lifestyle.

How to access the scheme

 

Visit us at:

Plus Dane SHAP
Second Avenue
Runcorn
WA7 2PD

 

Our opening hours are:

Monday – Friday
9am – 5pm
Telephone: 0800 169 2988 (the Plus Dane Contact Centre)

How to apply:

The scheme is only able to support Syrian Refugees who are referred by the local authority, as part of the local authority resettlement programme.

 

Contact us

Where to Find Us:

Plus Dane SHAP
Second Avenue
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 2PD

Phone Number:

0800 169 2988

Email Address:

cbu@shap.org.uk

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a refugee and have recently arrived in Runcorn or Widnes, can you support me?

The Refugee Resettlement Scheme is only able to support Syrian Refugees whom are referred to the scheme by the local authority.

However there is a drop in service in Halton which operates on a Monday at Trinity Methodist Church in Widnes – 138 Albert Road, Widnes WA8 6LG, whom provide a drop in scheme for refugees from other countries, asylum seekers and those with leave to remain.   

Shap also has a BAME Community Development Scheme which supports refugees, asylum seekers and those with leave to remain in Runcorn and Widnes.

I'm an asylum seeker / an asylum seeker in the process of applying for leave to remain / have been granted leave to remain, can you support me?

The Refugee Resettlement Scheme is only able to support Syrian Refugees whom are referred to the scheme by the local authority.

However there is a drop in service in Halton which operates on a Monday at Trinity Methodist Church in Widnes – 138 Albert Road, Widnes WA8 6LG, whom provide a drop in scheme for refugees from other countries, asylum seekers and those with leave to remain.   

Shap also has a BAME Community Development Scheme which supports refugees, asylum seekers and those with leave to remain in Runcorn and Widnes.

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