Introduction to refugee rights to housing

Available for commissioned dates


What are the housing options for asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland? This course helps you to understand the duties and obligations of service providers to provide housing support to asylum seekers and refugees. You will learn how to recognise the legal difference between asylum seekers, refugees and migrants and understand the housing options of different groups of people. You will have the opportunity to share good practice and identify sources of support for refugees and asylum seekers.

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Understand the distinction between the rights to housing of people in the asylum process and refugees
  • Know how to apply those distinctions to your everyday work and effectively signpost and advocate based on rights and entitlements
  • Understand the important considerations for people seeking protection and refugees when navigating housing and homelessness
  • Be familiar with the statutory responsibilities of local authorities to people seeking protection and refugees

Who is this course for? 

This is an introductory course for practitioners from the statutory and third sector in Scotland who are supporting refugees and people in the asylum process to understand their options and access their rights to housing.

More Information 

The course length is 3.5 hours. This course is available as a commissioned course only.