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Asylum: Detainees

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5937, tabled on 8 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so what, provision is made, or will be made, for the rehabilitation of (1) asylum seekers detained in detention centres whose claims are successful, (2) individuals who have been detained in detention centres and are subsequently released, and (3) individuals who, in exceptional circumstances, are detained in detention centres for a period of (a) 1 to 2 years, (b) 2 to 3 years, and (c) three years or more.

Answered on

22 March 2017

All those granted refugee status in the UK are given access to the labour market and benefits, and are encouraged to access organisations that can assist with integration.

The Home Office provides integration loans, which are designed to help new refugees to integrate into UK society by offering support towards housing costs, employment and training.

For those released after any period of time in detention, service providers in immigration removal centres are required to provide support to detainees to return to life in the community in accordance with Detention Services Order 7/2013, Welfare provision in immigration removal centres, by signposting them to services and organisations which may be able to offer them support.

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