Scotland is a welcoming home for people seeking sanctuary from war and persecution, with growing communities of refugees making new lives for themselves. As more refugees are settled throughout Scotland, it places a greater emphasis on people working with refugees to understand their housing rights in order to help them to forge fully integrated lives.
This course identifies the different groups of asylum seekers and refugees most likely to seek housing in Scotland. You will learn how to identify their legal rights, and the duties and obligations on local authorities and other housing organisations towards them. Using small group work and common scenarios we will demonstrate how you can assist refugees to achieve sustainable and successful housing goals.
You are a housing officer, an advisor, a support worker, or a member of frontline staff who may come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers. This course is also perfect for you if you make strategic or policy decisions that would affect this group of people.