The Status Of Asylum Seekers In The Uk The Dissertation Focuses On The Provision Of Public Services To Asylum Seekers And Refugees, Emphasizing That Less Than Equitable Access Has Functioned Against Their Successful Integration Into British Society

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The status of Asylum Seekers in the UK

Description of this piece: The dissertation focuses on the provision of public services to asylum seekers and refugees, emphasizing that less than equitable access has functioned against their successful integration into British society and their assimilation of British culture. Given that the primary cause of demographic and population changes in the country since 1998 has been immigration, whether in the form of refugees or asylum seekers, this is a serious problem. It is serious insofar as the increasing marginalisation of the identified group lends to the creation of communities within communities, thereby threatening the country's social cohesion and unity. Accordingly, it is imperative to embark upon an integration project as would successfully lead to the assimilation of this group into the national culture and society. As the research illustrates, integration can best be carried out through the provision of equitable access to public services and the exploitation of these services for the specific purpose of integration. According to the literature on the topic, the education and mental healthcare services are, within the context of the stated, defined as primary integration enablers. Certainly the cost of integration may be quite high but the benefits of successfully integrating refugees and asylum seekers into British society are even higher.

Table of Contents
Abstract 2
1.0 Introduction 3
1.1 Importance of the Study 4
1.2 Research Approach 5
1.2.1 Scope of the Study 5
1.2.2 Aims and Objectives 6
1.2.3 Research Hypothesis 6
1.2.4 Research Questions 6
1.3 Organisation of the Study 7
2.0 Literature Review 8
2.1 Status of Refugees and Asylum Seekers 10
2.2 Public and Community Services 13
2.2.1 Education 13
2.2.2 Mental Healthcare 15
2.3 Conclusion 17
3.0 Methodology 18
3.1 Research Purpose 18
3.1.1 Exploratory 19
3.1.2 Descriptive 20
3.1.3 Explanatory 20
3.2 Research Approach 22
3.2.1 Quantitative versus Qualitative 22
3.2.2 Deductive versus Inductive 24
3.3 Research Strategy 24
3.4 Data Sources and Data Collection Methods 25
3.5 Credibility of Research Findings 26
3.6 Conclusion 27
4.0 Analysis 28
4.1 Secondary Data, Literature Review Findings 28
4.2 Primary Data, Fieldwork Findings 31
4.3 Recommendations 33
4.4 Research Limitations 34
4.5 Conclusion 35
5.0 References 36

Abstract
The dissertation focuses on the provision of public services to asylum seekers and refugees, emphasizing that less than equitable access has functioned against their successful integration into British society and their assimilation of British culture. Given that the primary cause of demographic and population changes in the country since 1998 has been immigration, whether in the form of refugees or asylum seekers, this is a serious problem. It is serious insofar as the increasing marginalisation of the identified group lends to the creation of communities within communities, thereby...

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