02:54PM, Monday 06 June 2016
A second Syrian refugee family is expected to arrive this month as part of the borough’s commitment to accept 10 refugee families over five years.
Cllr David Coppinger, the borough's cabinet member for adult services and health, told the Advertiser the cabinet is also discussing the possibility of accepting unaccompanied child refugees into the borough.
“We’re investigating the best way we would want to do it and we’re communicating with central government on the matter,” he said.
“I’m totally committed to giving as much help as we can. We started with the families and we want to be able to help with this too.”
In April, Cllr Coppinger welcomed a family of three from Syria. He said: “We learned a lot of lessons from the first Syrian refugee family.”
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