Herts Welcomes Syrian Families (HWSF) is a network formed to help implement the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme in Hertfordshire.
1. The relief of refugees and asylum seekers, in particular Syrian refugees, by operating as a
coordination and action network which will:
(a) encourage local councils and the County Council to continue to accept refugees under the
Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme;
(b) work with local councils, the County Council and relevant organisations to ensure that
refugees arriving under the VPR scheme and other refugees and asylum seekers have
access to and are provided with the appropriate services;
(c) welcome refugees and asylum seekers to Hertfordshire and offer ongoing practical support;
(d) connect organisations and individuals who wish to support refugees and asylum seekers in
order to enable their integration into the local community through the creation of a supportive
and enabling environment.
2. To advance the education of the public in all aspects of the refugee situation, in particular, with
reference to refugees of Syrian origin.
Charity Number 1172687