Introduction to migration booklets

Download our basic guide to migration in the UK: you’ll find lots of practical examples from organisations, and hear the stories of people newly arrived in the UK. These booklets should be particularly useful if you work in public services or the voluntary sector and you're new to working on migration issues. We focus on migration to the north of England, but the information will also be useful in other areas of the UK. All produced by Integration up North; last updated in June 2015.

You're welcome to link to this web page, but please don't host the booklets on your own website or link directly to the pdf files. A limited number of hard copies of the series have been provided to partner organisations. Contact us for more information.

1 Why does migration matter?.pdf 743 KB
Covers key statutory duties, migrant definitions and terms, leadership on migration, strategic planning for migration, and support on implementing the Equality Duty.
2 Who are the migrants in my area?.pdf 1266 KB
Discusses migrant categories, support on accessing and understanding migration data, available local migration data sets, filling gaps in information, using and presenting migration data, and the needs of migrants in the local area.
3 Understanding immigration status.pdf 771 KB
Explains how different immigration statuses affect the length of stay in the UK. It also covers longer term outcomes of gaining citizenship, leaving the UK and uncertain long term plans.
4 Migrant rights and entitlements.pdf 754 KB
Outlines the rights and entitlements of different migrant groups across three areas: permission to work, permission to bring family to the UK, and access to benefits and services [including housing, social services, education and health]. Also includes sources of information and support on this complex area.
4.1 - 4.4 Reference table on migrant entitlements.pdf 622 KB
A separate reference table enabling you to cross-reference the rights and entitlements for different migrant groups [best printed on A3 paper].
5 Migrant-friendly services.pdf 982 KB
Discusses migrants as service users and as part of the local community. Starting points for improving migrant access to services include: providing information to new arrivals, communication and consultation, adapting services to include new arrivals, and integration initiatives.
6 Women and migration.pdf 1118 KB
Introduces key facts about women migrants, impacts of immigration status and barriers to service access. Looks at a range of key issues facing migrant women: work, marriage, exploitation, violence and forced migration. Also discusses self-care for workers and celebrating women’s contributions.
7 Migration and housing.pdf 942 KB
Provides an overview of migrant housing trends, access to housing services and the private rented sector. Outlines the complexities of social housing systems [including key terms and eligibility for local authority housing allocations and homelessness services and housing associations] and other housing options for migrants in need.
8 Migration, community safety and policing.pdf 1102 KB
Discusses making links with new arrivals and maintaining links with established communities, promoting cohesion, monitoring tension, demands on community safety specific to new arrivals, and preventing exploitation and victimisation.
9 Trafficking for labour exploitation.pdf 1118 KB
Defines trafficking and labour exploitation, and outlines UK anti-trafficking laws and policies. Describes the UK National Referral Mechanism process, indicators for identifying a victim of trafficking for labour exploitation, and working with victims including children.
10 Health and migration.pdf 1137 KB
Outlines healthcare entitlements and service access issues. Discusses mental health, then focuses on specific health conditions and some challenges of working with particular migrant groups.
11 Migrants and work.pdf 942 KB
Provides an overview of migrant workers and eligibility to work in the UK, before turning to barriers to employment and supporting people into work [from the application stage to volunteering, training and enterprise]. Also discusses awareness-raising with employers.
12 Safeguarding adult migrants.pdf 1014 KB
Explores why newly-arrived migrants may be particularly vulnerable and how staff can work appropriately with clients who may experience these difficulties. Focuses on forced marriage, honour based violence, female genital mutilation [FGM] and trafficking for sexual exploitation. Outlines indicators of such abuse and what support is available for victims in the north of England.
13 Migrant youth.pdf 867 KB
Introduces three unique challenges facing young adult migrants aged in the UK: a less-supported transition to adulthood, being less well-equipped to integrate, and having greater vulnerability to risk. Also gives background information including data, migration routes and the legal framework. The booklet concludes by suggesting how services might adapt to the needs of migrant youth.
14 Older migrants.pdf 928 KB
Describes the main barriers to accessing services and integrating into the local community for older migrants in the UK. It also provides information on background data and highlights the contributions of older migrants to community life.
15 Migration and disability.pdf 501 KB
Tackles the lesser known subject of migration and disability through a series of case studies drawn from the Yorkshire and Humber region. Covers issues including entitlements, integration, culture and communication.

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