LORDS

Local authorities share their experiences of refugee resettlement

29 October 2019

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence on refugee resettlement from local authorities and Regional Strategic Migration Partnerships.

Background

This evidence session follows on from the Sub-Committee's recent report on Brexit: refugee protection and asylum policy. It will focus on the work local authorities are doing to resettle refugees in their regions. Under the Vulnerable Person and Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Schemes the Government committed to providing sanctuary to 23,000 refugees by 2020. Responsibility for supporting these refugees, and managing housing availability and integration, rests with the local authority.

Witnesses

Wednesday 30 October 2019, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Simon Shreeve, Norfolk County Council
  • Anne Forbes BEM, Ashford Borough Council
  • Kelly-Anne Phillips, South West Strategic Migration Partnership

At 11.30am

  • David Brown, Migration Yorkshire
  • Layla Davies, St Helens Council
  • Cllr Joyce McCarty, Newcastle City Council

Possible questions

Topics likely to be covered across both sessions include:

  • How is refugee resettlement managed in your areas?
  • How have local communities responded to the resettlement of refugees?
  • What are the key factors that support successful integration for resettled refugees?
  • What have been the main challenges in delivering your refugee resettlement programmes?
  • How do you manage the provision of good quality and secure accommodation for refugee families alongside local housing needs?

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