We are a group of local people getting together to take action in support of refugees - both those displaced and on the road or in camps across Europe, and those resettling here in our area.
We have been inspired by the desperate situation of refugees but also by the success of Bude Refugee Support Group and other groups in Cornwall providing a community response to the situation.
The charitable aims for LRSG are to relieve financial hardship for those seeking refuge from conflict in the Middle East, the North Africa region and those granted refugee status and their dependents living in Cornwall and Launceston in particular.
- These aims will be achieved by building local networks, and helping in the work being done to collect, sort and dispatch useful items to stranded refugees, especially those in Northern Europe looking to reach the UK and those arriving across the Mediterranean.
- We will continue to work towards welcoming families to Launceston, as part of the government’s pledge to resettle some of the most vulnerable Syrian and Afghan refugees in the UK.
We started in February 2017, in June 2018 we achieved charitable status, in July 2019 we welcomed the first resettled Syrian family in Launceston working closely with Cornwall Council under a "hybrid" version of the VPRS which we have developed for our situation where the council support is too remote for them to fully manage the scheme.
This is a fairly static website providing basic information including contact details, how to help us, and access to organisation documents.
For somewhat more regularly updated news we have a Facebook page LauncestonRSG. We also send out occasional news emails - you can subscribe using the form on this page (to the right or below depending on your device)
If you are interested and/or might be able to help in any way, please contact us:
Further contact details can be found on the Contacts page