July
16
2015
Author
Heather Petch, John Perry and Sue Lukes
How to improve support and services for destitute migrants

Many migrants find themselves destitute in the UK with no means of supporting themselves, nowhere to sleep and no means to return home. Many have a case for staying in the UK but may be struggling to prove it. The report draws on the position in England, although as an example from Scotland demonstrates, migrant destitution exists across the UK, particularly in areas of asylum dispersal.

This report looks at:
• who destitute migrants are and why they are destitute.
• the services and support that is available.
• how that support could be improved.
• how best to provide accommodation and other forms of support.
• areas where there may be legal question marks, providing reassurance through legal opinion.