The first Syrian families who arrived in Oxfordshire after fleeing their home country are settling into life in the county.

Oxford City Council has worked with neighbouring coucils, voluntary, community and faith groups to to make sure their arrival went smoothly.

They have also been helped to transition to life in England by support group Asylum Welcome, which offers workshops including basic English and culture lessons.

They have also been helped to register with services such as doctors and banks.

Oxford City Council leader Bob Price said: "These families have had a very long journey before arriving in Oxford and I am pleased to welcome them to our city.

"I am pleased to hear that the families have settled in so quickly and are enjoying their time here. 

“Their arrival was well planned and I would like to thank everyone involved in supporting these families into their new homes and helping them start new lives in the UK. 

“We know that there are many refugees and asylum seekers in Oxford who need help and support, which is why we are working with voluntary and community organisations to coordinate our efforts and make the most of offers of help and support.”