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'Living with someone who smiles at you means you are not alone': coming of age and seeking asylum in Yorkshire and Humber [May 2019]Picture of front cover of report

A summary of the findings of our research to better understand young refugees’ experiences of arriving in a new country alone, at a young age.

A key question for our researchers was: how can we do better at helping young refugees settle in and adapt to life in the UK? This summary outlines priorities from the young people’s perspective, and includes illustrations by one of the young people who participated in the research.

We’ll publish the full research report soon.

'Living with someone who smiles at you means you are not alone': coming of age and seeking asylum in Yorkshire and Humber [555 KB- pdf format]

Produced by: Welcoming Young Refugees [Migration Yorkshire]

National Roma Network 2015-2017: developments, learning and action [October 2018]

picture of cover of reportThis report outlines findings from the work of the National Roma Network 2015-2017.

The report describes the structure and work of the Network, and outlines key issues and practice in a range of policy areas such as: education, employment and skills, police and criminal justice, Brexit, housing and health. It explores cross-cutting themes, such as data on migrant Roma, cultural awareness and diversity of the migrant and the complexity of the Roma situation. Finally, it lists recommendations for a way forward.

National Roma Network 2015-2017: developments, learning and action [726 KB- pdf format]

Produced by: Migration Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Roma reports [July 2017]

Picture of cover of report 2The reports are based on a project conducted during 2016 to bring together Roma communities and Roma support organisations to look at how best to tackle Roma exclusion in South Yorkshire. 

These reports should be useful if you’re working on migration issues in South Yorkshire, particularly if you work with Roma service users. 

South Yorkshire reports

1.  Executive summary
2.  Roma experiences of living and working in South Yorkshire
3.  Roma in South Yorkshire: mapping services and local priorities

Local reports

4.  Roma in Barnsley
5.  Roma in Doncaster
6.  Roma in Rotherham
7.  Roma in Sheffield

Available at: South Yorkshire Roma reports

Produced by the South Yorkshire Roma project [Migration Yorkshire].

Introduction to migration booklets [June 2015]

A basic guide to migration in the UK, including lots of practical examples from organisations, and the stories of some people newly arrived in the UK. 

This guide should be particularly useful if you work in public services or the voluntary sector and you're new to working on migration issues.

  1. Why does migration matter?
  2. Who are the migrants in my area?
  3. Understanding immigration status
  4. Migrant rights and entitlements
  5. Migrant-friendly services
  6. Women and migration
  7. Migrants and housing
  8. Migration, community safety and policing
  9. Trafficking for labour exploitation
  10. Health and migration
  11. Migrants and work
  12. Safeguarding adult migrants
  13. Migrant youth
  14. Older migrants
  15. Migration and disability

Available at: Introduction to Migration 

Produced by Integration up North.

Destination integration: third country nationals in the North of England [June 2015]

image of the front cover of the reportAnya Ahmed, Philip Brown, Ewa Duda-Mikulin, Philip Martin and Lisa Scullion - Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit [SHUSU] at the University of Salford - June 2015

This is the final report of a research project to explore the settlement experiences of third country nationals living and working in the North of England. The report is intended to assist private, public, voluntary and community organisations in furthering understanding of the lives of third country nationals living in the UK.

Full report [21 MB- pdf format]

Summary report [2.5 MB - pdf format]

Produced as part of the Integration up North project.

Briefing papers from Integration up North [June 2015]

image of first page of a briefing paperA series of short briefing papers from the Integration up North project:

  1. Migrants and community cohesion [153 KB - pdf format]
  2. Migrants and equality and diversity [159 KB - pdf format]
  3. Making migration a human issue [173 KB - pdf format]
  4. Resources to support work on migration [145 KB - pdf format]


Tackling racism, hostility and discrimination: information for Roma people living in Yorkshire [February 2015]

front cover of booklet

This manual provides information for Roma people about how you can be protected against racism and other forms of hostility in this country, and what to do if something happens to you.

The manual includes the following sections:

  • Your right to be safe from hate crime in the UK.
  • Racism is unacceptable, but so are other types of discrimination and hate crime.
  • What kind of treatment are you protected against?
  • Where should you go if something happens to you?

Tackling racism, hostility and discrimination: information for Roma people living in Yorkshire  [873KB - pdf format]

Produced by Stop Hate UK as part of the Roma MATRIX project led by Migration Yorkshire.

Integration up North research: interim briefing note

front cover of briefing note

This briefing note highlights initial findings from a local research project investigating the settlement and integration experiences of newly-arrived third country nationals living in the North of England. The research is exploring how these experiences vary according to gender, immigration status, vulnerability and reason for migration among skilled migrants, those joining family, and refugees who were granted status under the Case Resolution Programme.

The briefing note outlines some emerging findings and themes from interviews with women who came as family joiners from South East Asia. It summarises some of the existing literature on migrant integration, and suggests next steps for this research project.

The research is being conducted by the University of Salford as a partner in the Integration up North project.  

Integration up North research: interim briefing note  [256 KB - pdf format]

Providing an effective health service for Roma women in Yorkshire [November 2014]

A guide for health practitioners working with Roma

This guide is based on the learning and good practice developed during 2 projects training Roma women to become voluntary community health mediators, funded by the Roma MATRIX project in Yorkshire. These projects have shown how engaging Roma communities, particularly Roma women, in finding their own solutions to health challenges can have immediate benefits for promoting inclusion and improving engagement with health services.

The guide includes the following sections:

  • Who are Roma?
  • What are the most common health issues that Roma women are experiencing?
  • What is the best way for health professionals to engage with Roma women?
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Examples of existing good work in Yorkshire
  • Ideas for quick wins
  • Other useful advice
  • Web-based resources

Providing an effective health service for Roma women in Yorkshire  [450KB - pdf format]

Produced by Roma MATRIX.

graphic of report coverMigration in Yorkshire and Humber: an overview

This short report provides a picture of migration in the Yorkshire and Humber region in 2014.

It describes:

  • A brief history of migration in Yorkshire
  • Key current migration statistics for Yorkshire
  • Yorkshire-wide initiatives
  • Views of migrants in Yorkshire
  • Yorkshire’s migration challenges
  • Leadership in Yorkshire matters
  • The future of migration in Yorkshire

Migration in Yorkshire and Humber: an overview  [761 KB - pdf format]

Produced by Integration up North.

picture of front cover of 'Who are migrants?' documentWho are migrants? Easy to use guide  [June 2012]

A guide to different ‘types’ of migrants in the UK, with a diagram and definitions. These definitions are used by Migration Yorkshire and our partners. Available from the Who are migrants? page of this website.

Migration Impacts Fund in Yorkshire and Humber: end of projects report [November 2010]

This report brings together some of the good practice and lessons learned in Yorkshire and Humber during the 18 month funding period of the Migration Impacts Fund [MIF] from April 2009 to September 2010. The report aims to identify and record many of the innovative local approaches that were taken to make best use of this resource. It looks at how different local areas responded to the challenge to mitigate impact on host communities and looks forward to how some of this work will be embedded in mainstream delivery.

Migration Impacts Fund in Yorkshire and Humber: end of projects report [November 2010]  [191 KB - pdf]

'Finding Sanctuary, Enriching Yorkshire and Humber' - the regional integration strategy for refugees and asylum seekers 2009-2011Image of the front cover of the refugee integration strategy.

Yorkshire and Humber Regional Migration Partnership - June 2009

The aim of the strategy was the integration of refugees and asylum seekers into the Yorkshire and Humber region and its local communities. The strategy set out a vision for integration and key objectives. It also identified regional priorities for action under six areas of integration:

  • housing
  • health
  • work and skills
  • safety
  • community and society
  • children and young people

Produced as part of the Refugee Integration Programme

Click to download the strategy:
Finding Sanctuary, Enriching Yorkshire and Humber - the regional integration strategy for refugees and asylum seekers 2009-2011  [2 MB, pdf format]

Framework for Action on Employment and Skills for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Yorkshire and the Humber

Regional Skills Partnership - December 2008

Outline The framework was developed by the Regional Skills Partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Migration Partnership [now 'Migration Yorkshire']. It recognises a need to maximise the skills base of this population for the benefit of the regional economy. The Framework is intended to help address the obstacles that prevent refugees from fully engaging in employment and learning opportunities. Tackling those obstacles is now widely recognised as the key to minimising problems and to unlocking refugees’ full potential to become productive members of society.

Click to download report: SkillsFrameworkForAction-Final_Dec08.pdf  [422 KB]

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Yorkshire and Humber, 1999-2008Image of front cover of the Yorkshire Futures report.

Lewis, H; Craig, G; Adamson, S and  Wilkinson, M - December 2008

This literature review, undertaken by the Centre for Research in Social Inclusion and Social Justice at the University of Hull, synthesises the regional research on refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to highlight key themes and identify research gaps. Commissioned by Yorkshire Futures with assistance from the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Migration Partnership [now 'Migration Yorkshire'].

Click to download report:
YF-refugeesasylumseekersmigrantsreport1999-2008.pdf  [6 MB]

Click to download summary:
  [135 KB]

Integration? The perceptions and experiences of refugees in Yorkshire and the Humber 

Dwyer, P - Nottingham Trent University - November 2008

Abstract  Using data generated in three focus groups with refugees resident in the Yorkshire and Humber region, this report explores refugees’ perceptions and experiences of integration. Initially, refugees’ understandings of integration are explored. Discussions then consider three potentially important areas of integration, that is, refugees’ interactions with their neighbours, activity in the paid labour market and contact with formal welfare agencies. In spite of the barriers that many of them routinely face, the refugees’ interviewed clearly value the opportunity to rebuild their lives in a new location free from persecution.

Click to download report: YH_RefugeeFocusGroups_Nov08.pdf  [338 KB]

Status and category matter: refugee types, entitlements and integration support

Brown, D - Yorkshire and Humber Regional Migration Partnership - January 2008

Outline This report identifies 43 'types' of refugee, possessing a combination of nine different statuses and eleven categories. The statuses determine the entitlements of a refugee and the category affects the integration support that they could receive. There are detailed findings illustrating the complexity of the UK system, alongside a series of tables, which can be used as a simpler reference guide.

Click to download colour version of this report: YHRMP_status&category_jan08v2.pdf  [355 KB]

Click to download black and white version: YHRMP_status&category_v2_b&w.pdf  [356 KB] - this version gives you a clearer result if you print  the report in black and white.

Employment and skills research into asylum seekers and refugees in Yorkshire and the Humber: a review of existing data and recommendations

Brown, D - Yorkshire and Humber Regional Migration Partnership - October 2007

Main finding  Despite some previous research, there are still big gaps in evidence about the employment and skills of refugees.
Main recommendation  A comprehensive skills audit of refugees should be undertaken in Yorkshire and the Humber, funded by key regional organisations. This audit should:

  • be representative of refugees in the region
  • be closely connected to other research
  • feed directly into relevant strategies and policies
  • inform future projects

 Click to download report: YHRMP_emp&skills_review_oct07.pdf  [144 KB]

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