Refugee Action’s responds to Home Affairs Committee report on asylum accommodation

Last updated March 4, 2016Press release

A report out this morning from the Commons Home Affairs Committee has highlighted flaws in how contractors are managing accommodation for asylum seekers, including a failure to make sure asylum seekers are treated in accordance with basic standards.

Stephen Hale, Chief Executive of Refugee Action, says:

“This report demonstrates conclusively that red doors and wristband scandals were the result of systemic failures in Britain’s system for housing vulnerable asylum seekers, not one-off incidents. Ministers must act now, so that the companies responsible are held accountable for the services they provide. A reformed housing system will benefit both asylum seekers and the communities in which they live. Asylum seekers must be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

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