The Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) was launched in January 2014 to relocate those made vulnerable by the Syrian conflict to the UK. In September 2015, the then Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the scheme would be expanded to see the resettlement of 20,000 individuals by May 2020. Within central government, the departments with responsibility for meeting this commitment are the Home Office, the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Internationally, VPRS is delivered by partners the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).UNHCR’s responsibilities include the consideration and identification of families for resettlement and IOM’s include medical assessments and movement operations.

Who is resettled through the VPRS?
The West Midlands response
Role of local authority
Role of WMSMP
What do resettled refugees receive