The deprivation experienced by disabled asylum seekers in the United Kingdom: symptoms, causes, and possible solutions

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Abstract

Disabled asylum seekers have been found to often experience extreme deprivation. Possible causes and solutions are explored, drawing on the experiences of disabled asylum seekers themselves as well as on a series of interviews with people working in the asylum and immigration sector. It is suggested that action is required to reduce immediate suffering, but that systemic change is needed to address the causes of this deprivation.

LanguageEnglish
Pages657-677
Number of pages21
JournalDisability & Society
Volume32
Issue number5
Early online date12 May 2017
DOIs
StatusPublished - 2017

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Refugees
asylum seeker
deprivation
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Emigration and Immigration
Psychological Stress
immigration
experience
Interviews
interview
United Kingdom

Keywords

  • asylum seekers
  • deprivation
  • Disabled
  • Home Office
  • intersectionality
  • non-governmental organisations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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