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UK Housing Policy and Practice

Migrant Workers

Introduction

Migrant workers come to the UK to seek employment but all too often find themselves living in expensive, overcrowded and poor-quality accommodation. This report seeks to make a fresh assessment of this important issue.

In June 2008, BSHF coordinated an in-depth consultation that brought together people with a wide variety of experiences and interests in this issue. The discussions led to a series of recommended actions to address current accommodation issues and create systems that will respond to future migration. These recommendations, published in the report Home from Home, are wide-ranging and varied to reflect the different impacts that migration has in different locations and communities. Settled communities will benefit as much as migrant workers from these recommendations.