Sheffield is to open its doors to refugees from Syria. The council has announced it has made an 'immediate offer' to the Government to resettle ten to fifteen families as soon as possible.

The council says it is also open to further talks about assisting in the future national resettlement programme.

The Government announced yesterday that the UK will accept up to 20,000 refugees over the next five years.

In Sheffield we have a strong tradition of helping those fleeing persecution.

Cllr Isobel Bowler

The support provided to the refugees will be funded by the Government.

You can find out more about how to support the refugees here.