Two work­ers will help refugees set­tle

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A man faces charges that he car­ried out of­fences against a dis­abled per­son.

Dar­ren McCor­mack, of Langcroft Park, Cam­bus­lang, is ac­cused of de­mand­ing money, shout­ing and swear­ing and re­peat­edly ut­ter­ing threats of violence to a man.

It is fur­ther claimed that at Hamil­ton Road, Cam­bus­lang, 25- year- old McCor­mack as­saulted the man, re­peat­edly pur­sued him and threw an ob­ject at him.

The of­fences are al­leged to have hap­pened on July 28, 2014, while McCor­mack was on bail.

At Glas­gow Sher­iff Court, this week, he de­nied the charges and trial was fixed for April 19, 2016. South La­nark­shire Coun­cil are set to em­ploy two peo­ple to help Syr­ian fam­i­lies mov­ing to the area set­tle.

The tem­po­rary posts will be in place for a min­i­mum of six months and may be in place for five years.

The cost of fund­ing the po­si­tions will be met by the Home Of­fice.

Coun­cil­lors on a Hous­ing and Tech­ni­cal Re­sources Com­mit­tee will dis­cuss the move at a meet­ing to­day.

South La­nark­shire is ex­pect­ing to re­set­tle 60 refugees in the first year of the Syr­ian Vul­ner­a­ble Per­sons Re­set­tle­ment Scheme.

Two fam­i­lies are due to ar­rive in the re­gion this month.

A re­port to coun­cil­lors reads: “The vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies who will be ar­riv­ing from Syria will re­quire ini­tial in­ten­sive sup­port to help them set­tle and in­te­grate into their new home, com­mu­nity and school.

“Sup­port pro­vided will be based on the type of ser­vices cur­rently pro­vided to vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies in South La­nark­shire. How­ever, ad­di­tional sup­port is re­quired to en­sure the fam­i­lies ob­tain the day to day knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing re­quired to thrive in their new home and in the en­gage­ment of health ser­vices, ed­u­ca­tion, com­mu­nity led ini­tia­tives and coun­cil ser­vices as re­quired.”

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