The Home Affairs Select Committee conducted an inquiry into accommodation for asylum seekers and published their report in January 2017.
The Committee identifies problems including:
- Vermin – infestations of mice, rats and bedbugs were the second biggest source of complaint of people living in dispersed accommodation
- Unclean conditions – including families unable to put their children down on dirty carpet and rotten sofas
- Inadequate support for vulnerable people – for example women in the late stages of pregnancy being placed in rooms up several flights of stairs or being made to share a bedroom.