No refuge for new refugees in the UK: 28 days later they face homelessness and destitution

See a report from The Refugee Council by Lisa Doyle:

Newly granted refugees are facing homelessness and destitution due to administrative delays and errors, the Refugee Council warns.

Our new research published today has uncovered evidence of refugees being forced to sleep rough and beg for money or, if they’re lucky, rely on the generosity of charities and friends for food and shelter.

The report, 28 Days Later: the experiences of new refugees in the UK, examines the transition period between when someone is granted refugee status and their Asylum Support ends. Current Home Office policy is that those who are in receipt of Asylum Support cease to be entitled to accommodation and cash support 28 days after their notification of being granted refugee status.

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