Research and analysis

Spotlight on refugee integration: findings from the Survey of New Refugees in the United Kingdom

Home Office Research Report 37 presents findings from the Survey of New Refugees, a study of refugee integration in the UK.

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Spotlight on refugee integration: findings from the Survey of New Refugees in the United Kingdom summary (PDF file - 249kb)

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Integration was considered in terms of the English language skills, employment and housing of new refugees. The survey included all new refugees who were granted a positive decision of asylum, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave to remain between 1 December 2005 and 25 March 2007.

Postal questionnaires were issued soon after refugees received a positive decision on their asylum claim and 8, 15 and 21 months later.

Overall there was evidence of integration over time: refugees’ English language skills improved, employment rates increased and the privacy and stability of accommodation appeared to increase.