Integration Governance in Scotland Accommodation, Regeneration and Exclusion

Meer, Nasar and Peace, Timothy and Hill, Emma (2019) Integration Governance in Scotland Accommodation, Regeneration and Exclusion. GLIMER (Governance and Local Integration of Migrants and Europe's Refugees) Project, Edinburgh and Glasgow. (

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This report compares the experiences of local stakeholders involved in the accommodation of displaced people through (1) the Dispersal Scheme and (2) the Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme to investigate the extent to which issues of governance impact the provision of accommodation in Scotland. 2. Our work highlights three areas of particular concern related to the provision of Dispersal-pathway accommodation. These are: 2.1 Housing standards and 'peripheralisation' in asylum accommodation. 2.2 Operational issues relating to the ‘Move On’ Period. 2.3 Issues of asylum seeker and refugee destitution relating to the status of No Recourse to Public Funds. 3. Concern relating to the provision of accommodation to refugees through the Resettlement pathway has been less pronounced. However, issues raised by stakeholders include: 3.1 Local level concerns with location and type of accommodation offered to refugees. 3.2 Delays and dysfunction in accessing welfare support for accommodation, though local-level systems have been developed to alleviate these. 4. The report acknowledges that operational and bureaucratic issues and local socioeconomic environments contribute to the provision of accommodation for displaced people in Scotland