The role of councils in resettlement

Councils play a key role in supporting refugees to resettle into their new communities; they work with partners and central government to provide individuals with the help and support needed to successfully integrate and begin a new life free from persecution.

Individuals who are resettled through the resettlement schemes are provided with initial reception arrangements, casework and orientation support including English language provision by the receiving local authority. Accommodation is also provided where possible but refugees are required to pay rent through a tenancy agreement.

Guidance and data for councils

You can find more detailed data about resettlement, broken down by local authority, in the immigration statistics data tables. The data is available as a spreadsheet, under ‘asylum and resettlement’, then ‘asylum and resettlement local authority data’.