Weekly update from Home Office and Strategic Migration Partnership call on 15th July 2021.
- Over 800 new arrivals claiming asylum over the last weekend which means that work is continuing rapidly to stand up hotels. Work ongoing to consider other potential accommodation. A significant amount need to be moved from detention to be legally compliant and accommodation is being sourced for them with little notice. Continued expression of a desire to engage with and provide advance notice to LA’s but stress that the position is very delicate with the demands of high incoming numbers.
- Negative cessations is to go live imminently. There will be communications to all stakeholders including LA’s (including to CX’s), SMP’s and VCS and these will detail numbers and timescales. The lead manager states it is something they’re giving great thought to in implementation and are aware of the impacts on partners.
ASPEN updated FAQ
Please find attached the latest ASPEN FAQ doc for dissemination.