Migration Yorkshire is a local authority-led regional migration partnership, hosted by Leeds City Council. Migration Yorkshire works with national government, local government, and others to ensure that Yorkshire and Humber can deal with, and benefit from, migration. We work with agencies across the statutory, voluntary, community and private sectors to help support the delivery of high quality services to migrants in a way that benefits everyone living in local communities.
Every region has something called a regional migration partnership, but these differ considerably. In most the focus is only on the strategic coordination side, but Migration Yorkshire has a wider remit and range of functions, both strategic and operational, and it is responsible for a number of major European programmes. This provides real strength and validity to the region’s voice in strategic discussions, as our perspective is often shaped and informed by our role in practical delivery.
What do we do?
Migration Yorkshire's key roles include:
Strategic leadership and coordination for Yorkshire and Humber around migration issues [also known as ‘the enabling role']. We convene and support the Strategic Migration Group, our main cross-sector advisory group - the place where local authorities, statutory agencies and the voluntary sector get together to discuss how migration impacts on our region and to agree ways forward.
Integration and development We support local authorities and others in their work to promote effective integration of refugees and other migrants at a local level, and provide a strategic link to government on this issue. We are the lead partner on 2 projects: the European Roma SOURCE project, looking at how local authorities and other agencies respond to the arrival of new Roma communities; and the Integration up North project, training local authority staff and others to meet the needs of migrants.
Intelligence and research We collate and share information about the nature and impacts of migration, to help make sure that the needs of all migrant groups are met in local strategies and plans. For more information, go to the intelligence and research page.
How do we work?
Migration Yorkshire, which is overseen by local authorities, brings together local partners from all sectors to help support their delivery at a local level. Our partners are diverse, and include the voluntary sector, the UK Border Agency, health, the Police and the TUC.
Our key priorities for this year
- Strengthening our support for local delivery – by linking practitioners together in a way that helps them deliver for local communities.
- Delivering our contracts to the highest standard in a way which recognises and responds to the financial pressures we all face.
- Providing leadership on discussions around the future delivery of asylum services - including planning for different roles for local government moving forward.
- Working through change - managing the transition from current to future contracts.
- Successfully delivering our Roma SOURCE and Integration Up North projects.
Migration Yorkshire was formerly called the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Migration Partnership.
For more information about any aspect of our work, please contact us.
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