Support for Recently Arrived Entrants
Through the offshore Humanitarian Program, Australia annually welcomes thousands of refugees and humanitarian entrants who have faced serious violations of their human rights. Over recent years MRC North has worked intensively to settle 3,124 new migrants.
Settlement Grants Program (SGP)
The Department of Social Services, through the Settlement Grants Program, funds the second stage of settlement services. This provides a range of services to eligible people who have been in Launceston for more than one year. Assistance through SGP can be up to five years in duration. The service builds on a client’s initial settlement skills and experience and includes casework/coordination, community development and youth settlement services.
The SGP provides longer-term settlement support to recently arrived humanitarian entrants, families and migrants including those with low levels of English proficiency. The aim of the SGP is to deliver services which assist eligible clients to become self-reliant and participate equitably in Australian society as soon as possible after arrival.
Support through SGP includes citizenship application assistance, financial literacy information and support, employment and training support, housing, understanding of laws and customs, assistance with forms, government requirements, relationship issues and parenting.