This briefing aims to provide local authorities with practical information to support residents on the 10-year route to settlement.

The 10-year route to settlement is an immigration pathway for people living in the UK who have a strong human rights-based reason to remain here – either because they have children or a partner in the UK, or because they have lived here for a long time.

However, the requirements of the route mean that many individuals and families placed on it experience significant hardships.

This briefing is intended as a practical resource for local authority workers so that they can support residents in the North West who are on the 10-year route to settlement and who are experiencing challenges as a result. It sheds light on the detrimental impacts of the 10-year route and provides practical information on how local authority workers can mitigate these harms.