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Faith response to Refugees

It has been stated that the UK will welcome 20,000 Syrian refugees over five years. For
Lincolnshire this means that potentially 200 people are likely to be located in the county. At this stage we don’t know when this will start but we would like to be prepared. The council has produced a plan of action that includes the role of the faith communities, and statutory agencies have been asked to provide support in key areas such as housing, education, healthcare and work and pensions.

The Diocese of Lincoln has offered to be the link between the faith communities and the County Council. The Bishop of Grimsby has nominated Simon Dean to act as the contact person. He can be contacted by email at simon.dean@lincoln.anglican.org or by phone on (01522) 50 40 50.

This webpage will be updated with the latest information that has been provided by partner agencies.

Download the response letter and information gathering form for offers of support

Download the responding to the refugee crisis at-a-glance guide

Further useful documents from external organisations (The Diocese of Lincoln cannot except responsibility for the content offered by other websites and organisations):

Church-guide-to-welcoming-asylum-seekers from Churches Together in Merseyside

What does the Bible say about refugees from the Bible Society

Lincolnshire County Council refugee page