Asylum Matters and NACCOM have jointly launched a new briefing, ‘Principles for Asylum Dispersal’.

The briefing has been published in response to the announcement made by the Home Office in April 2022 that they would be moving towards a new policy of ‘Full Dispersal’, where all Local Authorities in England, Scotland and Wales were informed they would become asylum dispersal areas.

Who is the briefing for?

We believe people seeking asylum should be welcomed and housed in communities not camps. This briefing is aimed at voluntary sector organisations that are interested in working with their Local Authorities and other partners to improve asylum dispersal in their local area, whether they are new dispersal areas or are well established.

What does the briefing cover?

It includes a series of principles for good asylum dispersal and case studies of successful partnerships between Local Authorities and voluntary sector organisations. The briefing is also relevant for Government, statutory, and non-statutory support services that are interested in and/or involved in asylum dispersal.

We hope it will be a useful tool to create proactive partnerships around supporting good practice in asylum dispersal. Please feel free to forward the briefing and supporting documents to any organisation that may find it of interest.

Download the briefing and supporting document

The Principles for Asylum Dispersal briefing is available as a text document, and is supported by a table version.