Research and Reports
In a Place like Prison
In a Place like Prison
This report is the result of in-depth interviews with fourteen people in the asylum system with recent experience of living in institutional asylum accommodation. Although individuals’ experiences were different, there were a number of common themes which surfaced again and again in the stories they told.
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December
17
2021
Author
Asylum Matters
Guides
Short Country Guides to Afghanistan, Albania, Eritrea and Gambia
Short Country Guides to Afghanistan, Albania, Eritrea and Gambia
These are short country guides, featuring country demographics, culture and political situation. Highly recommended as an overview, especially for those who have friends or contacts from these countries.
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March
09
2020
Author
Amy Hill, Sanctuary Hosting
Research and Reports
Mind The Gap - One Year On
Mind The Gap - One Year On
This is a follow up to the original Mind The Gap report published one year earlier. The findings indicate that newly granted refugees are still being made homeless when they have to leave their asylum accommodation.
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June
20
2019
Author
Lucy Smith, NACCOM
Biblical Material
Hospitality and Sanctuary for All
Hospitality and Sanctuary for All
This resource, written for churches, offers prompts for conversation and reflection on the theme of hospitality and sanctuary. It is particularly useful for group study, and lends itself well to studies in Lent, Advent or the month before Refugee Week.
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May
15
2019
Author
Inderjit Bhogal
Research and Reports
Still an Ordeal:  The move-on period for new refugees
Still an Ordeal: The move-on period for new refugees
This report from the British Red Cross highlights the problems faced by asylum seekers when they get their refugee status, many of whom become temporarily homeless and destitute.
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December
13
2018
Author
British Red Cross
Research and Reports
Safe But Not Settled
Safe But Not Settled
This joint report by the Refugee Council and Oxfam is one of the first to look at how family reunion and ongoing forced separation from loved ones affect the ability of refugees to successfully integrate into UK society.
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January
22
2018
Author
Refugee Council & Oxfam

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