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Refugee Task Force

Role of the group

The taskforce was established in September 2015 to co-ordinate Scotland's response to the humanitarian refugee crisis in southern Europe.

It aimed to establish capacity in a range of matters such as housing, health services, language support, transport and social services. It also aimed to examine how best to harness the goodwill of the Scottish public in offering practical help to refugees.

It co-ordinates Scotland's response, working with local authorities, public agencies and third sector organisations to ensure that any refugees coming to Scotland will be able to integrate successfully.

Members

  • The Scottish Government
  • UK Government
  • Scottish Refugee Council
  • British Red Cross
  • Glasgow Girls
  • STUC
  • New Scots
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Refugee Representative
  • COSLA
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • DWP
  • Police Scotland