Sue Lukes former member of the Housing and Migration Network and John Perry former member of the Housing and Migration Network and Policy Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Housing and manager of housing rights give a talk for the COMPAS Series
Destitution appears to be a growing problem among migrants, for a variety of reasons. London rough sleeping data consistently show more than half of rough sleepers are migrants, although proportions are generally much lower elsewhere. This breakfast briefing looks at the evidence of how much destitution there is among migrants, the different reasons why it occurs and also the difficulties in assessing the extent of destitution. It also looks at how advice agencies and others can assist destitute migrants and what issues arise in doing so. Finally, it looks briefly at a case study of a current project. The speakers are Sue Lukes and John Perry who respectively write for and edit the Housing Rights website run by the Chartered Institute of Housing.