Direct referrals are made by regional asylum teams; any agency that believes a refugee may be eligible should contact the Refugee Integration and Employment Service (RIES) central referral team: 0207 346 6714. This is a service that supports the integration of refugees into UK society. There are three elements:
an integration advice service for six months;
an employment advice and brokerage service for up to 12 months;
a refugee mentoring service which can last between six and 12 months.
RIES have dedicated employment and integration advisers who work to ensure access to appropriate language training, employment support and jobs.