21 November 2018
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An inspection of the Home Office's management of asylum accommodation provision - report by Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
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Meanwhile, I suspect that the many non-government organisations (NGOs) and other stakeholders engaged with asylum accommodation, and those living in it, will feel that the report has not gone far enough in challenging the standards of accommodation and support provided.
...The system will always rely on collaboration, but it is the Home Office that holds most of the keys to easing demand on asylum accommodation through more efficient management of asylum claims; to standardising data capture and improving information flows; to ensuring policies and practices support and protect the most vulnerable; to driving a UK-wide dispersal strategy for asylum seekers and refugees that engages more local authorities."
See: An inspection of the Home Office's management of asylum accommodation provision(Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, pdf)
See also: Home Office response (pdf) and: Asylum Support - Assurance Action Plan (pdf)
The IRR has published some stories detailing the appalling conditions in the UK's outsourced accommodation system for asylum-seekers:
Daisy and the £4 billion asylum housing contracts (30 November 2017, link)
The shame of asylum housing of child refugees in the UK (23 February 2017, link)
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