As part of the plans to use Linton-on-Ouse as asylum accommodation, the Home Office intends to support asylum seekers to undertake their asylum application. This support involves processing their claims on site and supporting those who would otherwise be destitute
Destitute asylum seekers who are supported under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 may be accommodated by the Home Office. Where individuals have a connection in the UK with friends or family, they are entitled to reside with them.
As part of ongoing engagement and prior to the site opening, The Home Office will engage with relevant and key stakeholders. Non-Government Organisations will also be encouraged to support the social and cultural needs of residents at Linton.
The Home Office will work closely with local political leaders (including their officials), the Local Authority and other partners to discuss developments at Linton-on-Ouse. Key local partners and stakeholders were notified of the plans for Linton at the earliest opportunity and we will continue to engage and consult with key partners and stakeholders as plans develop through scheduled meetings and forums including the Multi-Agency Forum.