Good practice in social care for refugees and asylum seekers
Pointers for good practice: Promoting social inclusion, integration and independence
Promoting social inclusion, integration and independence to enable achievement of full potential through recognising and building on the strengths of asylum seekers and refugees should be the focus for social care providers. This means:
- facilitating integration into the local community
- providing support at times of distress, vulnerability or illness
- access to peer support and mentoring
- volunteering, befriending, development of peer support networks.
Community and refugee organisations have a particular contribution to make in relation to facilitating self-organisation and the development of peer support networks as well as providing activities, such as English language classes, that will contribute towards promoting inclusion and wellbeing.
See practice example: Leeds Asylum Support Network