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Refugees and Migrants

Islington is proud to be a council with a clear focus on equality. It is part of our commitment to make Islington a fairer place and one where everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

Islington is a diverse borough, with 36% of the population born outside of the United Kingdom compared to 18% nationally. We are committed to supporting our refugee and migrant communities to integrate as part of an aim to become a fairer Islington.

Due to its diversity, many of the residents who benefit from mainstream council services are of migrant and refugee origin. We provide additional services to support our migrant community.

We provide funding and other support to a wide range of voluntary sector partners, including those who work with refugees and migrants.

  • Help for refugees and migrants

    Access the Islington directory for details on support services from us and the voluntary sector.

  • No recourse to public funds (NRPF)

    NRPF is an immigration condition which restricts access to welfare benefits and council housing on the basis of immigration status. Some families and vulnerable adults may be entitled to temporary support from social services as a safety net whilst their immigration issues are resolved.

  • How you can help refugees

    There a many ways you can get involved and support refugees and asylum seekers in Islington.

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