Refugee Action responds to asylum accommodation report

By November 20, 2018Press release

Responding to the publication of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report into asylum accommodation in the UK [1], Stephen Hale, Chief Executive of Refugee Action [2], said:

“We welcome the Inspector’s thorough report which shines a light on the frequently unacceptable and sometimes appalling accommodation that people seeking asylum are expected to live in.

“We’ve worked with asylum seeking families housed in cramped, dark, and damp accommodation far away from the services they need, pregnant women placed in homes without easy access to a bathroom, and parents whose children have to miss out on school because their home is too far from any school places.

“We are glad that the Home Office has accepted all of the report’s recommendations and call on them to act with urgency to ensure that people in the asylum system are housed in good quality, appropriate accommodation where they are able to access essential services.”

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Notes to editors:

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chief-inspector-publishes-his-report-on-the-home-offices-management-of-asylum-accommodation-provision

 

[2] https://www.refugee-action.org.uk/

 

Refugee Action helps refugees who’ve survived some of the world’s worst regimes. We get them the basic support they need to live again with dignity.

Then we help them build safe, happy and productive lives in the UK. Our vision is that refugees and asylum seekers will be welcome in the UK. They will get justice, live free of poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives.

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