Thank you to Josephine Basedow for posting the following important update on Facebook relating to the work of the Refugee Council in relation to the APPG on Refugees – Refugees Welcome Inquiry
On the back of the report we published earlier this year (http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/…/England_s_Forgotten_Refu…) the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees is launching an inquiry into the experiences of newly granted refugees in the UK. Any refugee researchers, advisors etc welcome to submit evidence. This is the next stage and one I am really excited and proud of so please spread the word and thank you all for your continued support of the work we do.
APPG on Refugees – Refugees Welcome Inquiry
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees has launched an inquiry into the experiences of newly arrived and newly recognised refugees in the UK. The inquiry will consider the experiences of refugees who have claimed asylum in the UK, as well as those of refugees who have arrived in the UK through other paths, such as resettlement. In particular, the inquiry will focus on the integration of new refugees, including success in finding employment, securing accommodation and, where appropriate, help with English language skills.
The cross-party inquiry panel is encouraging written evidence from a broad range of stakeholders, including government representatives and civil servants, local authorities, charities, researchers, and voluntary organisations working with refugees and refugees themselves. Evidence from people who have direct personal experience of the support systems for newly arrived and newly recognised refugees in the UK is particularly welcome.
Full Article on Refugee Council website at: www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/refugees_welcome_inquiry