About us

Migration Yorkshire provides strategic leadership and local support across the Yorkshire and Humber region. We work with national, regional and local partners to ensure that the region 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. We're hosted by Leeds City Council.

What do we do?

Migration Yorkshire has 4 key roles:

Strategic leadership and coordination  in Yorkshire and Humber on migration issues. We convene and support the Strategic Migration Group, the main advisory and decision-making structure where local authorities, statutory agencies and the voluntary sector get together to discuss how migration impacts on our region and to agree ways forward. We provide strategic support in local areas and represent the views of the region to Government, providing leadership on migration issues at regional, national and European level.

Data, policy, research and information  We provide regular analyses of migration statistics and trends to local authorities and other partners [for example local migration profiles in each local area]. We work with localities to provide timely and accurate data, regular policy briefings and ad hoc information and briefings on request. Our website is a key resource on migration in the region and includes a searchable database of all local research on migration

Expert support for local integration  We provide some training and guidance to local areas on migration issues. We provide learning programmes and networks on key migration issues to help to develop and deliver services appropriately and effectively. Further support is provided on developing strategic functions and relationships, local planning and delivery.

Responding to change – new communities, new providers  We enable local areas to understand and respond to new communities, such as Roma, through dedicated support, information and resources. We ensure strategic oversight and scrutiny of new asylum housing arrangements and changes to policies and protocols, involving local partners and negotiating on their behalf.

How do we work?

Migration Yorkshire is a local authority-led partnership which works across the whole of the Yorkshire and Humber region. We are overseen by the Migration Yorkshire Board, which is comprised of all the local authorities in the region.

In our work we bring together partners from all sectors including local authorities, the Home Office and other government departments, health, police, universities, private sector, voluntary sector and refugee and migrant community groups.

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Dave Brown, Head of Migration Yorkshire

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