Two workers will help refugees settle
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.”