Asylum: Housing

Home Office written question – answered at on 2 February 2024.

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Photo of Olivia Blake Olivia Blake Labour, Sheffield, Hallam

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Annexes (a) C and (b) G of the statement of requirements at schedule 2 of the Asylum Accommodation and Support contracts have been incorporated into the allocation of asylum accommodation policy.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

The Allocation of Accommodation policy provides guidance on room sharing across all accommodation sites, including Napier, ex-MoD sites and vessels. The policy includes a suitability criteria which is applied when allocating accommodation to individuals. Accommodation providers are required to consider the suitability criteria, in addition to the Statement of Requirements, when considering whether room sharing is suitable and/or where an individual has any specific needs which have been raised.

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