Refugee Council loses funding for vocational work

Refugee Council loses funding for vocational work

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first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article A change in government policy that means funding is no longer available forwork-based training for refugees has been slammed by the Refugee Council. Training bodies had been able to apply to local authorities for grants torun vocational training schemes for asylum-seekers to prepare them to stepstraight into jobs when they gain refugee status. But after the National Asylum Support Service replaced local authorities asthe body responsible for asylum-seekers’ housing and living costs, funding isnow only available for basic language and literacy initiatives. As a result of the reorganisation, the Refugee Council, which runs coursesin IT, accountancy and health and social care, cannot get government fundingfor future vocational training. Fazil Kawani, the council’s communications director, said, “On average,it takes well over a year for the Home Office to make just an initial decisionon status and the whole process of getting a final decision can take evenlonger. It’s a waste of time if people can’t train for work while they arewaiting.” A Home Office spokesman said the NASS has established a summer activityproject so that asylum-seekers can learn English and basic skills. Refugee Council loses funding for vocational workOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

 

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