New strategy announced to help Scottish refugees

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers have develop a new strategy to support those seeking safety in Scotland.

The New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy, endorsed by the United Nations, aims to help refugees settle into the country from their arrival. It’s committed to helping people rebuild their lives, integrate as part of the community and share their skills.

MSP Angela Constance tweeted her support this morning

The Scottish government, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, and the Scottish Refugee Council were all involved in its development.

A key policy is to ensure all those arriving in Scotland understand their rights, and know of the welfare benefits they are entitled to.

The initiative also focuses on granting better access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities.

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