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Lancaster & Morecambe City of Sanctuary Refugees′ Challenges of Integration

10/04/2019

This report presents findings from a research carried out by Dr Mohamed Yakalhef. The aim of this project is to investigate and understand the asylum seekers and refugees′ challenges of integration into Lancaster and Morecombe city.

The research found that asylum seekers and refugees facing several obstacles relating to finance, health, education, legal aspects such as of feeling isolated and angry, lack of English language skills and studding at Lancaster university. The report concludes with a series of recommendations on how the UK government, public, and voluntary sector can contribute to asylum seekers and refugees’ integration. For example, greater financial support for asylum seekers particularly by giving them permission to work, for the UK Home Office to provide more information about the status and progress of asylum seekers legal applications, more opportunities for integration into local community, continued access to English classes, greater provision of Hight Education’ scholarships, increased provision of mental health support. 

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