Refugees: Housing

Home Office written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have offered a home to refugee (a) children and (b) families in the last 12 months; and how many of those offers have been taken up.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

The British public has been very generous in their offers to help and accommodate refugees under the UK’s Resettlement schemes. Many have made offers of housing directly to their local authority or through the Help Refugees in the UK website. We don’t hold information about how many offers of housing are made or taken up by local authorities.

Some community groups are also offering housing for refugees through the Community Sponsorship scheme. This is a new scheme launched in July, for which we do not currently report numbers.

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