Another aim of the study is to examine whether this form of socialpolicy is the most appropriate response to the issue of asylum seekersin Ireland and maybe used as a base to inform policy. Literatureresearch and interviews with statutory and voluntary agencies workingin this field will be carried out to guide the study.
Initial Literature Review
Initial literature research found very little written from the perspectiveof asylum seekers and refugees living in reception centres in Ireland. Agovernment report by the Reception and Integration Agency entitled‘Value for Money and Policy Review, Asylum Seeker Accommodation’published in May 2010, highlighted a number of issues. The report’s aim was to see if the current system of provision of accommodation to asylum seekers was cost effective, which it deemedit is therefore no change to the system is envisaged. ‘The Reviewfound that the aims and objectives of the accommodation programmerun by RIA remain relevant and continue to warrant the allocation of public funds. The accommodation programme was found to beeffective in that it has provided for the accommodation needs of allasylum seekers that require accommodation and it has dispersedaccommodation centres around the country to ensure, as far aspossible, that the additional demand on local services is not an undueburden in any one location.’ (Reception and Integration Agency,2010 :pp 4)