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1 ADULT CARE SERVICES 1 Asylum and Immigration Issues Other logos can be added within the grey stripe if required Karen Young Team Leader Asylum Seekers Team Karen Young Team Leader Asylum Seekers Team

2 ADULT CARE SERVICES 2 Aim of the presentation An overview of the local and national perspective Dispel some of the myths and legends Advice on employment

3 ADULT CARE SERVICES 3 National perspective Who’s who –Asylum seeker –Refugee –Failed asylum seeker –Illegal immigrant Constantly changing legislation Immigration control nationally UK international obligations Distribution of refugees

4 ADULT CARE SERVICES 4 How Bury fits in the national picture Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate National Asylum Support Service Contracts for accommodation Private a/c providers Regional Consortia North West Consortium East Region 10 AGMA authorities Determination of asylum applications Bury

5 ADULT CARE SERVICES 5 Local Perspective History and numbers Numbers have decreased from 600+ to 417 asylum seekers in Bury at June nationalities speaking 17 languages Top 5 nationalities –Afghanistan –Iran –Pakistan –Zimbabwe –Palestine and Somalia Other accommodation providers –Clear springs –Capital Accommodation

6 ADULT CARE SERVICES 6 Myths and legends Britain’s asylum system is weak The UK takes most refugees in the world Asylum Seekers and refugees receive large handouts Asylum seekers and refugees commit crime Asylum seekers receive driving lessons Famous refugees

7 ADULT CARE SERVICES 7 EmploymentEmployment Barriers –Language –Discrimination –Ethnic monitoring –acceptance Permission to work Refugees advising refugees Working as volunteers Guidance and advice Skills training and qualifications Correct documentation Refugees doctors database

8 ADULT CARE SERVICES 8 Questions


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