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Refugee Council

The Refugee Council's Holistic Integration Service supports newly recognised refugees to make the challenging first steps towards resettlement.

Having been denied access to public funds and services during the asylum process, newly recognised refugees need to address some immediate essential issues, namely:

Obtaining the necessary Identify and immigration documentation (Asylum related issues)
Accessing a source of income or interim financial support (Financial Stability issues)
Addressing any physical and mental health problems (Health and Wellbeing issues)
Finding somewhere stable and secure to live (Access to settled housing issues)
Making steps towards securing employment and financial independence (Access to training/education and employment issues)

The Refugee Council, PO Box 68614 , E15 9DQ
Who is it for:
Refugees and asylum seekers.

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