Action Compassion: Cornwall’s World Refugee Day : 20 Jun, Wadebridge

June 20, 2023 | 9:00 am 1:00 pm
Pavilion, Royal Cornwall Show, Whitecross Wadebridge PL276JE

Kernow a dhynnergh teghysi – Cornwall welcomes refugees !

Please join Cornwall Council Leader Linda Taylor, her guest from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (invited), and Cornwall’s new Resettlement Service team at Cornwall’s first high-level summit bringing together system leaders and partners to find better ways of supporting refugees, asylum-seekers and the communities who host them.

World Refugee Day is the centrepiece of Refugee Week and we are really looking forward to welcoming you to share, learn and explore with us how best to Action Compassion within Cornwall!

Since 2014 Cornwall has been providing a home for refugees fleeing conflict through the various Home Office resettlement schemes. Continuing on Cornwall’s tradition of being a welcoming place of sanctuary to all those in need.

Global forces such as war, famine and climate change mean more people than ever are being displaced from their countries of origin; and therefore We need to further develop our joint action plans to support refugees and asylum seekers in Cornwall. We hope this conference is the initial step of bringing together from across the county all those currently working with refugees and asylum seekers and those yet to be involved as we develop a 10 year strategy for Cornwall.

An agenda for the day will include:

09.15 Coffee

09.30 prompt start with a Welcome from the Leader of the Council Councillor Linda Taylor:

• Guest speaker to provide an overview of the global issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers and the current resettlement schemes used by the Home Office.

• Video clips from refugees living in Cornwall and their journeys to get here.

• Table top exercises to discuss how Cornwall can continue to support refugees and asylum seekers and address the challenges that this could cause in local communities.

Provided lunch for all delegates following closing comments.

The event must end at 13.00 due to a further conference specifically focused on refugee support in Education for invited schools and education providers.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and I look forward to working together in finding solutions.

For any other queries please contact Lace Thomas on

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