Migration

Migration and homelessness are key areas of Homeless Link’s work. We believe that no individual should be made homeless or be put at risk of homelessness as a result of their migration status.

Background

In 2009 we undertook a specific project on Central and Eastern European Homelessness in London. See the research and findings from this project. To access resources on this issue please visit our Central and Eastern European pages which provide guidance on entitlements and services for this client group.

Our work is also concerned with the wider migrant groups who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Many of these clients are particularly vulnerable as they have limited access to benefits, which means that many of the traditional routes out of homelessness are closed to them. Although the needs and entitlements of each migrant group vary, some have limited access to services, such as secondary healthcare, and have restricted access to employment options. These can further compound the challenges these individuals, and the agencies working with them, can face. To read more about these challenges, download our report, Homelessness among Migrant Groups.

Further information

For information, guidance and resources on working with migrants, click here.

To find out more about migration, please Jonathon Graham at Homeless LInk.