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Refugee Resettlement Programme

To allow the Council to let accommodation outside of the Council's formal Lettings Policy to refugees who qualify under the Government's resettlement programme.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Executive Proposals: Not in accordance with the policy framework or annual budget;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/06/2021

Decision due: 22 Jun 2021 by Executive Councillor for Housing

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Housing

Department: Housing Services

Contact: David Greening, Assistant Director of Housing (interim) Email: David.Greening@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda. A key decision by the Executive Councillor for Housing is required which has not been on the Forward Plan giving 28 days notice of that decision. Under the Constitution, Part 4B-Access to Information Procedure Rules, this decision can still be taken if a notice is given setting out the reasons why compliance with the publicity requirement is impractical. The reason[s] will be set out on the HSC agenda.

Background Information: Cambridge City Council previously resettled 101 people under the Home Office Syrian Vulnerable People Relocation (SVPR) and Vulnerable Children Relocation (VCR) programmes in the city and surrounding districts. A new national resettlement scheme has been launched by the Government and the Council wants to commit to support this scheme once again.


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