Policy briefings

We influence policies and decisions that affect refugees

Policy Work Our aim is to influence the policies and decisions that have an impact on refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, based on the experiences of refugees in the UK.

We do this by working with officials and decision-makers, and responding to consultations and inquiries on forthcoming policy and legislation.

Our policy work focuses on key areas of the asylum system including destitution, housing, legal support, detention, and integration, as well issues facing vulnerable groups such as separated children and women.

We also work in partnership with those who share our aims, including other voluntary sector organisations and professional associations.

You can read our briefings below.

Title Publish date Overview

Legal aid

14/02/2011

Refugee Council response to “Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales”[February 2011]

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ESOL

06/01/2011

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)[January 2011]

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ESOL and JobCentrePlus

06/01/2011

Refugee Jobcentre Plus customers’ experiences of English language provision [January 2011]

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Legal aid

14/12/2010

Refugee Council parliamentary briefing on legal aid reforms [December 2010]

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London Councils Grant Scheme

24/11/2010

Response to London Councils on the future of its grants programme [November 2010]

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Welfare

12/11/2010

Refugee Council response to the 21st Century Welfare consultation [November 2010]

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Azure payment card

05/11/2010

Parliamentary briefing on the Azure Payment Card and the cash support for asylum seekers [November 2010]

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Impact of spending cuts on refugee community organisations

25/10/2010

Refugee Council briefing on the impact of spending cuts on refugee community organisations [October 2010]

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Further submissions and asylum support

09/09/2010

Asylum Support Partnership briefing on destitution experienced by many asylum seekers as a result of policy changes on presenting further submissions on asylum claims [September 2010]

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