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Connecting Opportunities [2017-2019]

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire [Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York]. The project is creating new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market.

Migration Yorkshire is the lead partner on the project.

Research project [2018-2020]

This two year research project will give the Yorkshire and Humber region a unique understanding of migration at a local level. It aims to help local authorities better prepare for and respond to new migration.

We will gather people’s experiences and a range of information to build a picture of how migration impacts communities in different ways. Ten neighbourhoods will share experiences, challenges and positive progress, while researchers will bring together a variety of data on local demographics, services and migration trends to build a picture of change and how each area is responding.

Funded by the Government's Controlling Migration Fund, this ground-breaking research will be the first of its kind in the UK.

More information about the research

  • About the project: contact Pip Tyler [Policy and Research Manager], tel 0113 378 9023.
  • Media enquiries: contact Jen Boyle [Communications and Media Officer], tel 0113 378 7101.

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