Updated guide to making homelessness applications for refugees - Refugee Council
news  |  February 19, 2018

Updated guide to making homelessness applications for refugees

*Edit October 2019: We have published an updated guide following introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 which was implemented from April 2018. This resource can be found here: Making homelessness applications for refugees in England March 2019.


In 2017, we published a guide to help anyone supporting refugees make homelessness applications to local authorities. We have now updated the guide to reflect changes in case law that have happened since it was published.

The guide has a particular focus on the needs and entitlements of newly recognised adult refugees who have a priority need for accommodation due to their vulnerability: Making homelessness applications for refugees in England February 2018. 

We are also delighted to be offering free training on making homelessness applications on behalf of single adult refugees. Our training day will take place in Edgbaston, Birmingham on Thursday 8th March 2018. All info is here.