Support for Refugees in England December 2019 - Refugee Council

Support for Refugees in England December 2019

A wealth of research and our extensive experience delivering integration services for refugees indicate that a two-tier system of Government support has developed based on the way in which refugees arrive to the UK, whether via resettlement or through the asylum route. This occurs even though refugees, regardless of their mode of arrival, are assessed for protection based on the same criteria.

We strongly believe the current system whereby one cohort of refugees is provided with intensive, Government-funded support while the other is not, must change without delay. This policy brief outlines our recommendations for how the Government should begin to redress the imbalance that has resulted from the current two-tier system of integration support.