Items are listed by date of publication, with the most recent at the top of the page.
- Integration up North research: interim briefing note
- Tackling racism, hostility and discrimination: information for Roma people living in Yorkshire
- Introduction to migration - series of booklets
- Migration in Yorkshire and Humber: an overview
- Improving the health of Roma communities in the Yorkshire and Humber Region
- Yorkshire and Humber Roma Practitioner Network Bulletin
- Welcome to Yorkshire booklet
- Who are migrants? Easy to use guide
- Migration Impacts Fund in Yorkshire and Humber: end of projects report
- 'Finding Sanctuary, Enriching Yorkshire and Humber' - the regional integration strategy for refugees and asylum seekers 2009-2011
- Framework for Action on Employment and Skills for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Yorkshire and the Humber
- Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Yorkshire and Humber, 1999-2008
- Integration? The perceptions and experiences of refugees in Yorkshire and the Humber
- Status and category matter: refugee types, entitlements and integration support
- Employment and skills research into asylum seekers and refugees in Yorkshire and the Humber
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]
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?
Produced by Stop Hate UK as part of the Roma MATRIX project led by Migration Yorkshire.
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.
- Why does migration matter?
- Who are the migrants in my area?
- Understanding immigration status
- Migrant rights and entitlements
- Migrant-friendly services
- Women and migration
- Migrants and housing
- Migration, community safety and policing
- Trafficking for labour exploitation
- Health and migration
- Migrants and work
- Safeguarding adult migrants
Available at: Introduction to Migration
Produced by Integration up North.
This short report provides a picture of migration in the Yorkshire and Humber region in 2014.
- 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.
Improving the health of Roma communities in the Yorkshire and Humber Region - a guide to good practice
This is a short guide to good practice for health services in the Yorkshire and Humber region and those elsewhere who are working to improve the health of Roma communities. We hope the guide will provide inspiration and guidance for people and projects working in this area. It also gives us an opportunity to celebrate some good initiatives which seem to be effective in improving the health of Roma people.
Improving the health of Roma communities in the Yorkshire and Humber Region [155 KB - pdf format]
This guide has been produced by Migration Yorkshire as part of the Roma SOURCE project.
This bulletin is for practitioners working with Roma people in the Yorkshire and Humber region. It contains news as well as studies of individual projects or teams around the region, with contact details, descriptions of what they do and what they have learned about effective working.
The July 2012 issue includes:
- New Welcome to Yorkshire Guide for Roma
- Communities and Local Government minister’s fact-finding visit to Rotherham
- Work with Roma Champions brings benefits
- Forum for regional practitioners working with Roma discusses ‘Roma: integration or exclusion?’
- Working with Roma, sharing practice: Pakistan Advice and Community Association [PACA] and Halifax Central Initiative
July 2012 - Yorkshire and Humber Roma Practitioner Network Bulletin [149 KB - Word format]
May 2012 - Yorkshire and Humber Roma Practitioner Network Bulletin [142 KB - Word format]
A pocket-sized guide to life in the UK aimed at Roma migrants and other similar groups. The booklet provides brief advice on issues such as rights and democracy, driving, health, who to contact in an emergency and getting to know your local community. The booklet has been produced by Migration Yorkshire as part of the Roma SOURCE project.
The booklet is available in English, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish. There is also a multi-language A3 publicity poster for organisations that want to advertise the new booklet to clients or other local groups or individuals.
Use the links below to download digital copies.
Czech - Welcome to Yorkshire booklet [2.5 MB - pdf format]
English - Welcome to Yorkshire booklet [2.5 MB - pdf format]
Hungarian - Welcome to Yorkshire booklet [2.5 MB - pdf format]
Polish - Welcome to Yorkshire booklet [2.5 MB - pdf format]
Slovak - Welcome to Yorkshire booklet [2.5 MB - pdf format]
Multi-language A3 poster advertising the Welcome to Yorkshire booklet [1 MB - pdf format]
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.
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.
'Finding Sanctuary, Enriching Yorkshire and Humber' - the regional integration strategy for refugees and asylum seekers 2009-2011
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:
- work and skills
- community and society
- children and young people
Available on the refugee integration strategy page, along with the action plan for implementing the strategy and a copy of asylum seeker and refugee consultation responses.
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]
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:
YF-refugeesasylumseekersmigrantsreport1999-2008-summary.pdf [135 KB]
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]
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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