Collins (2007) Housing, work and welfare experiences of new migrants in Scotland
Focusing on new migrants, this report presents the findings from research which examined Polish migrant workers, who are now the largest new migrant community in Scotland. Input from migrants themselves is the cornerstone of this research. The research also reviews part of the wider Door Step project which falls under an Equal Access programme to aid new migrants and refugees to become specialist advisers in employment, housing and welfare rights. Some of the central findings emerging from the research include concerns expressed by Polish migrant workers over inequality and exploitation which are seen as resulting from Government policy. Overall their experience has been generally positive however, more worryingly, Collins (2007) suggests evidence of increased poverty, poor housing conditions and even homelessness among migrants.
Collins, M. (2007) Housing, work and welfare experiences of new migrants in Scotland. Glasgow: Door Step Equal Access.