Communities up Close

Our ambitious qualitative research project Communities up Close has taken researchers to ten neighbourhoods across Yorkshire and Humber, where we’ve talked with over 300 residents and professionals in the region to understand how different neighbourhoods have experienced and responded to recent migration.

Neighbourhoods have shared experiences, challenges and positive progress. Researchers have brought together a variety of data on local demographics, services and migration trends. As a result, we have picture of change and how different types of areas are responding. This ground-breaking research is the first of its kind in the UK. We'll share our findings with you on this page over the next few weeks.

What do Yorkshire folk think about migration and integration? Opinion poll July 2020 

We commissioned a representative survey, asking people in Yorkshire and Humber about migration and integration in their communities. Discover what they said and what we've chosen as the top four messages from the findings. Or watch the summary in the video below! If you can't play the video below, try it on our vimeo page.

See also: Yorkshire people 'feel more positive than negative about migration into UK' - Yorkshire Post article, 1 August 2020.

Neighbourhood change and migration in Yorkshire and Humber: a new report

'Communities up Close: Neighbourhood change and migration in Yorkshire and Humber' is the independent research report produced during the project by the Institute for Public Policy Research [IPPR].

It will give you an insight into comparative findings from across the research sites and a new typology of how 5 different kinds of neighbourhoods respond to migration and change according to their local history, geography and economy.

Download your copy from the link at the bottom of the page.


This research is being funded by the Government's Controlling Migration Fund for two years. 


Communities up Close: Neighbourhood change and migration in Yorkshire and Humber.pdf 1317 KB
Research report produced by IPPR for Migration Yorkshire [July 2020]

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Pip Tyler - Policy and Research Manager

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