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Section 4 support. PAFRAS briefing paper number 1

Author[s] Burnett, Jon

Date 2007



This briefing on Section 4 support is part of a series that provides concise analyses of key policies and concerns relating to people made destitute through the asylum process.


Policy analysis and data from interviews with people who use the Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers [PAFRAS] drop-in.

Key issues

The paper describes Section 4 support and the criteria for accessing it. Issues with securing Section 4 support, with the quality of housing and with voucher support are discussed.


Contracting out the provision of Section 4 support has fostered a market whereby many recipients are scared, vulnerable, and open to exploitation.

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Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Leeds
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Section 4 support. PAFRAS briefing paper number 1 - PDF on Researchgate website
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