Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber

What is it?

Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber [RIYH] is a project supporting new refugees, communities and public services to work with and benefit from each other.

What are we doing?

  • The Refugee Integration Service offers individual support for new refugees in Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Hull and Rotherham. The three-month programme is helping new refugees learn how to access services and integrate with their communities.
  • A joined-up approach between refugee services across the whole region.
  • Unique research into refugee integration, involving refugees, key organisations, employers and the public.
  • A regional plan for refugee integration shaped by refugees, communities and key organisations.
  • The creation of new opportunities for organisations, employers, local communities and refugees, including: training on working with refugees, open to employers and public services staff; mentoring; and a new information service, the Migrant Information Hub

In a nutshell, our ambition is to create a more integrated Yorkshire and Humber and to benefit communities beyond the lifetime of the project.

Refugees have a key role, informing all aspects of the project. They will be involved as researchers and trainers, and as members of the integration forum and the workplace mentoring programme.

Who are the project partners?

Migration Yorkshire is lead partner, working in partnership with six other organisations:

  • The University of Huddersfield is working with Migration Yorkshire and refugee researchers to carry out the research into refugee integration.

Who funds RIYH?

RIYH is co-funded by the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund [AMIF]. The United Kingdom Responsible Authority [UKRA] manages AMIF funding in the UK.


The contents of this page and other RIYH-related web pages on this website are the sole responsibility of Migration Yorkshire, reflect Migration Yorkshire's views only and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission or of UKRA. Neither the European Commission nor UKRA is liable for any use that may be made of the information on the pages of this website that are about or produced by RIYH.

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