Publications

Items are listed by date of publication, with the most recent at the top of the page.


Living the weathers and other stories [September 2021]

This report looks at the experiences of people who were forced to leave their homes and now live in Yorkshire and Humber.

It examines where they feel emotionally at ease and what makes them feel that way; what the weather has got to do with it all; and how the label ‘refugee’ shapes their daily life and future possibilities.

For more information and to download your copy, go to:
Living the weathers and other stories

Developed by Migration Yorkshire as part of Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber


Sketches of hope, stairways, trees and more: building new lives in Yorkshire and Humber [September 2021]

This report presents a collection of drawings that tell something about the relationship between people who were granted refugee protection at a certain point in their life and the new cities, towns and villages they came to inhabit in Yorkshire and Humber.

These sketches suggest the complexity embedded in relationships between people and their environment.

For more information and to download your copy, go to:
Sketches of hope, stairways, trees and more: building new lives in Yorkshire and Humber

Developed by Migration Yorkshire as part of Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber


Refugee integration best practice guide [2021]

A guide for local authorities delivering services to new refugees.

If you’re supporting new refugees who are transitioning from asylum support to mainstream services, you may find this good practice guidance helpful. 

For more information and to download your copy, go to:
Refugee integration best practice guide

Developed by Migration Yorkshire and the Refugee Integration Service as part of Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber


Refugee employment dynamics in Yorkshire and the Humber - new information guide [April 2021]

How we can support economic integration of refugees?

This new guide covers:

  • The benefits of supporting refugees into employment.
  • The barriers that refugees face when looking for employment.
  • How we can support economic integration of refugees in our region.

Refugee employment dynamics in Yorkshire and the Humber - new information guide [PDF 460 KB]

Developed by Migration Yorkshire in partnership with the University of Huddersfield.

Produced as part of Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber


ESOL for refugees: a toolkit for commissioners and practitioners [January 2021]

A new toolkit offering useful guidance and highlighting current effective practice in ESOL [English for speakers of other languages] for refugees. Written for funder, commissioner, provider and tutors, it’s illustrated by nearly 50 case studies from across England.

It contains:

  • Examples of innovative ESOL provision.
  • A discussion of some of the challenges and ways to tackle them.
  • Help with understanding your local refugee population: from issues refugees can face learning English to what an ideal learning journey looks like.
  • A route map through the complex ESOL landscape – funding, commissioning and delivery.
  • Ways to work together locally, with a checklist for ESOL steering groups.
  • Dos and don’ts for ESOL commissioners and providers.
  • Links to online resources for learners, volunteers and teachers.

The ESOL toolkit is available to download from our 'ESOL for refugees' page

Produced by Migration Yorkshire for the Home Office.


'What is suitable and effective ESOL for refugees?': a literature review [January 2021]

This new review of the literature on effective ESOL provides an overview of what we can learn from the available research evidence on this topic, with a focus on:

  • initial assessment
  • outreach and referrals of refugees into suitable language classes
  • content and delivery models for social integration and for work purposes
  • linking formal and informal learning activities
  • overcoming barriers to learning

The ESOL literature review is available to download from the bottom of our 'ESOL for refugees' page

This review was compiled by Leeds Beckett University and NATECLA [the National Association for Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults] on behalf of Migration Yorkshire.


Children and Families Wellbeing Project: evaluation report [July 2020]

'Everyone coming from our country should receive this support.'

Learn how trauma-informed therapy is helping refugee children succeed in schools in Yorkshire and Humber in this new report.

Children and Families Wellbeing Project: evaluation report [1.9 MB - pdf format]

Produced by: Scott-Flynn Consulting.

Commissioned by: Migration Yorkshire.

 


Integration works: the role of organisations in refugee integration in Yorkshire and the Humber

This research helps to understand the role of organisations and institutions in the integration process in the UK.

In response to the arrival of refugees, various organisations provide crucial support and assistance, both directly and indirectly. There is, however, little research into the work of these organisations with respect to the integration of refugees. This report attempts to fill this knowledge gap: it provides an in-depth analysis of:

  • how organisations approach their work
  • how policy and leadership are shaping refugee integration [and vice versa]
  • the challenges and successes organisations face

The research starts from the premise that it is essential to understand the motives and actions of organisations in order to ensure refugees receive the support and assistance they need for successful integration to occur. it focused on one region of the UK, Yorkshire and Humber, to provide a comprehensive and rich picture of the way in which a range of organisations work within the integration agenda.

Available to download from the University of Huddersfield website:

Produced by: the University of Huddersfield as part of the Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber project.


Communities up close: neighbourhood change and migration in Yorkshire and Humber [July 2020]

Have you ever wondered how neighbourhoods experience migration? 

This report explores the impacts of recent migration on communities at the neighbourhood level. Researchers visited neighbourhoods across the Yorkshire and Humber region, asking local residents, stakeholders and migrants about what it’s been like to live in a changing neighbourhood.

Report available on the 'Communities up Close' page

Produced by: the Institute for Public Policy Research [IPPR]; commissioned by Migration Yorkshire.


'Someone who smiles, that's all you need': life in Yorkshire and Humber for a young person seeking asylum [December 2019]

Read 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 report outlines priorities from the young people’s perspective, and includes illustrations by one of the young people who participated in the research.

Full report and summary available from the 'Someone who smiles' page

Produced by: Welcoming Young Refugees [Migration Yorkshire]


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

This 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]

The 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]

Anya 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]

A 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]

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

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.


Migration 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.
 


Who 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 2009-2011

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:

  • 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: Framework for action on employment and skills [pdf - 422 KB] 


Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Yorkshire and Humber, 1999-2008

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'].

Full report: Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Yorkshire and Humber 1999-2008 [6 MB - pdf]

Summary: Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Yorkshire and Humber 1999-2008 [135 KB - pdf] 
 


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: Integration? The perceptions and experiences of refugees in Yorkshire and the Humber [338 KB - pdf] 


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.

Colour version - Status and category matter [355 KB - pdf] 

Black and white version: status and category matter [356 KB - pdf]  - 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: Employment and skills research into asylum seekers and refugees in Yorkshire and the Humber [144 KB - pdf] 


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