Laura Sharman 11 June 2018

Councils to share £19m to boost integration

Councils in England will receive £19m to help ease pressures on housing, education and health services due to recent migration.

The funding includes £1.1m for six councils to support victims of modern slavery and £1.75m to help new refuges into work.

Communities minister Lord Bourne said: ‘We’re already seeing how funding from the Controlling Migration Fund can deliver rapid results. These new projects will further support communities in coming together to address local challenges, help recent arrivals settle into their new communities and also provide extra services for the benefit of all.

‘We know that refugees face particular challenges in settling into British life, so we are providing additional support to help them find work and improve their English language skills.’

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