Research

We carry out research and publish reports to highlight the experiences of refugees and illustrate the impact of policies on their lives.

We use the evidence from our research to influence key areas of government policy and legislation, in order to improve the asylum system and the integration of refugees.

In this section you can find Refugee Council reports, old and new, and reports produced in partnership with other organisations.

Title Publish date Overview

Refugees and the informal economy

19/04/2011

Understanding the informal economic activity of refugees in London [April 2011]

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Lives in the balance

10/02/2011

Lives in the Balance: The quality of immigration legal advice given to separated children seeking asylum [February 2011]

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SMILE

10/02/2011

Something to smile about: Promoting and supporting the educational and recreational needs of refugee children [February 2011]

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A new survey of Refugee Council client experiences in the asylum process

14/12/2010

Refugee Council client experiences in the asylum process (November 2010)

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Azure payment card

04/11/2010

Your inflexible friend: the cost of living without cash [Asylum Support Partnership, November 2010]

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Limited leave

27/08/2010

The impact of limited leave on refugees in the UK [September 2010]

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SMILE toolkits

28/03/2010

Toolkits on mentoring, befriending, supporting children and education of child refugees [March 2009]

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Chance or choice? Understanding why asylum seekers come to the UK

18/01/2010

This research investigated the decisions made by asylum seekers who come to the UK and explored the extent to which these decisions are a reflection of chance or choice. [January 2010]

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Chance or choice? [Research Summary]

18/01/2010

Summary of research investigating the decisions made by asylum seekers who come to the UK and explored the extent to which these decisions are a reflection of chance or choice. [January 2010]

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