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Lanarkshire families are being asked to support young asylum seekers

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South Lanarkshire Council is looking for local families who can offer care to young asylum seekers.The local authority is asking families who are up for offering supported care to people aged between 16 to 18 who have travelled to the UK from countries such as Iraq, Sudan and Syria and need a welcoming, safe and secure place to stay.Supported carers receive regular supervision and training, and they are also paid a weekly allowance.

There is no requirement for them to give up their main employment to care for a young person.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android The young people in care will have their own dedicated social worker to provide ongoing emotional support.The supported care service also provides help to young people leaving care and transitioning into independent living.

It is part of the council’s Family Connections service which includes adoption, fostering and short breaks. If you would like to find out more, information and application forms can be found on the council website, or call 0303 123 1008. * Don't miss the latest headlines from around Lanarkshire.

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