Section: Asylum Seekers

Mears awarded asylum accommodation and support contracts

Posted 09.01.19
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Mears has been awarded three new government contracts to provide accommodation and support for asylum seekers. The contracts are to provide accommodation as well as supporting each service user.

Mears has been awarded contracts for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber. The contracts are for ten years.

The contracts are part of the way in which the UK Government meets its duty to provide asylum for those seeking international protection in the UK.

During the mobilisation period, up to 1st April 2019, Mears will work with the Home Office and service users to make sure that accommodation that is used meets the required quality standard.

Mears will establish operational teams in each of the areas for which it is responsible to identifying support needs, managing community cohesion issues, and developing strong partnerships with local authorities and in communities.

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