New refugees’ first steps should not be towards the nearest homeless hostel

Read an article by Lisa Doyle published by The Huffington Post about research conducted for the Refugee Council looking at the experiences of refugees leaving the asylum system. In the article she says:

“The research we have just published – 28 Days Later: the experiences of new refugees in the UK – was different . It focused on the period just after someone is told they have refugee status. Asylum seekers imagine this moment as being a time of great joy and relief, but the refugees we spoke with for this research described this time being confusing, chaotic and isolating.”

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