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Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Allerdale pays tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who has sadly died on 9 April 2021.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England including Allerdale. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on April 12. However, many restrictions remain in place. This link includes details of the roadmap out of lockdown.

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help for affected businesses, charities and other organisations including the support grants that are available.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

Refugees

The UK government has pledged to bring 20,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees to the UK by 2020. This pledge is being delivered through a national Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme and the Home Office is working with councils across the country to help provide places of safety for refugees. Cumbria will welcome just under 3,000 refugees between 2017 and 2020. 

Cumbria County Council is the lead authority of a collective county-wide multi-agency approach to providing places of safety. 

As part of the Government's National Transfer Scheme, Cumbria County Council has also agreed to offer support to Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). This scheme has been established to help resettle unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum after leaving Calais or another European country.

Further Information

For more information about Cumbria County Council's cabinet decision to act as lead authority for the provision of resettlement support for refugees under the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme, and to agree to sign the north west regional agreement to provide support to the National Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Transfer Scheme, go to the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in Cumbria and support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children page on the Cumbria County Council website.

If you would like to make an offer of support, see information about refugees in Cumbria on the Cumbria County Council website or email refugee.support@cumbria.gov.uk .

To find out more, go to the frequently asked questions on the Cumbria County Council website.