Research included under the theme of 'Housing and welfare support' looks at current housing provision for refugees and asylum seekers; the occurrence of homelessness and destitution; the housing needs of refugees and asylum seekers and the housing and living conditions of this population.
Issues considered by the researchers include the impact of asylum policy on the support and accommodation entitlements of asylum seekers; the operation of the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) and the role of housing associations in the delivery of housing and support for refugees.
A Warm Welcome? Public Services and Managing Migration in London: Scoping Research and Introductory Report, Michael Bell Associates, March 2008
The report was commissioned by the London Asylum Seekers Consortium as a scoping exercise to explore the management of public services and migrants in London. It seeks to identify key issues and provide initial recommendations as to the way forward in managing public services in high-migrant areas.
Down and out in London: the road to desitution for rejected asylum seekers, Jan Shaw, Amnesty International, Nov 2006
This report describes the experiences of rejected asylum seekers who are destitute in London, and aims to demonstrate the consequences of policies that result in the termination of support at the point of the refusal of their asylum claim.
Destitute people from abroad with no recourse to public funds: a survey of local authorities, Olivia Fellas, Adrian Smith & Frances Smith, Islington Council, Sep 2006
This paper aims to highlight the legal framework, eligibility and cost of No Recourse to Public Funds [NRPF] services to local authorities. It then sets out recommendations for taking the NRPF issue forward at practice and policy levels.