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Asylum seekers and refugees

‚ÄčAn asylum seeker is someone who has applied for asylum and is waiting for a decision as to whether or not they're a refugee.

A refugee in the UK is a person who has had their claim for asylum accepted by the government.

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Find a home if you're a refugee

If you're a refugee, get help finding a home or applying for social housing.


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Help for asylum seekers and refugees

See what support and help is available to you if you're an asylum seeker or refugee.


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How to help asylum seekers and refugees

Find out what you can do to help asylum seekers and refugees in Rochdale borough.


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Join the library if you're an asylum seeker or refugee

You'll need to join the library to access library services.


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How to book your citizenship ceremony

If you're a refugee, the Home Office will invite you to book a citizenship ceremony.