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Refugees: Community Relations

Question for Home Office

UIN HL7050, tabled on 18 April 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the recommendation for a national refugee integration strategy in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees report, Refugees Welcome, is included in the Integrated Communities Strategy.

Answered on

24 April 2018

The Government published the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper on 14th March. This includes proposals on the future of integration support for refugees.

The Green Paper sets out that the Government will work with civil society to increase integration support for refugees recognised after arrival in the UK. This recognises the importance that we place on integration for all refugees.

The Green Paper also sets out plans to develop, with the Department for Education and the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government, a new national English language Strategy for England; and plans to share best practice and build on learning about what works in relation to support for refugees on employment, English language, mental health and cultural orientation.

The Government will further develop these proposals with input from a range of stakeholders. Consultation on the Green Paper is open until 5th June.

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