REPORT SAYS THE STATE OF ASSYLUM ACCOMMODATION IN THE UK IS A 'SHAMEFUL DISGRACE'
- 01 Feb
Report from the Home Affairs Select Committee has branded asylum accommodation in the UK, a 'shameful disgrace', according to 24 Housing.
Yvette Cooper MP who is the chair of the committee made the following clear:
- In cases where support and accommodation were of good standard for asylum seekers, it was still relatively prevalent in the most deprived areas
- Local authorities in affluent communities are not doing anything in comparison to their counterparts in other communities that have signed up and are taking more people
- The Home Office should pay urgent attention to raising standards, improving the inspection regime, sorting out delays in claiming asylum and ensuring adequate funding
The report also found:
- The second biggest source of complaints from people living in dispersed accommodation is the infestations of mice, rats and bedbugs
- Dirty living conditions with families been unable to put their children down on dirty carpets and rotten sofas
- Lack of sufficient support for vulnerable people like pregnant women in their late stages who share bedrooms or kept in rooms up several stairs
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