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Welcome: a guide for new refugees

A guide for adults who have been granted asylum in England to access public services and make the most of the opportunities in the UK.

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Albanian/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Amharic/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Arabic/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Chinese/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Farsi/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (French/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Kurdish Sorani/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Pashto/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Punjabi/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Tigrinya/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Urdu/English)

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Welcome: a guide for new refugees (Vietnamese/English)

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This is a guide book for adults who have been granted asylum in England to access public services and make the most of the opportunities in the UK.

Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the UK
  • Chapter 2: Once you’ve been recognised as a refugee
  • Chapter 3: The first month
  • Chapter 4: Employment and benefits
  • Chapter 5: Housing and services
  • Chapter 6: Education
  • Chapter 7: Legal rights and responsibilities
  • Chapter 8: Healthcare
  • Chapter 9: Useful phrases, contacts and further information

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Published 12 August 2019
Last updated 18 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated guides.

  2. Added an English only version of the guide.

  3. We have published web accessible versions of the guide.

  4. First published.