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Capability Scotland (n.d.) Disability factsheet: Moving to Scotland? Capability Scotland’s (n.d.) factsheet is aimed at helping anyone with a disability or any family with a disabled child, plan their move to Scotland. The factsheet assists with, forward planning, and gaining access to resources. The factsheet provides a list of organisations conveniently presented under topic headings such as housing, benefits, education, support and care services, health, employment, with the addition of contact details for accessing these providers for more information. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Third sector
Catto and Gorman (2010) The impact of recent Central and Eastern European migration on the Scottish health service: A study of newspaper coverage 2004–2008 Catto and Gorman (2010) analyse Scottish newspapers’ reporting of the impact of Central and Eastern European migration on NHS Scotland. The authors find a curious pattern. At first migrants were presented as a threat in media reports. Subsequently, a more reassuring presentation followed. In addition to the change in presentation the authors identify an increasing frequency of media reports relating to migration over the time period that the analysis was conducted. The study offers an interesting examination of media presentation in a climate of increased interest in the impact of migration post-EU enlargement. For studies which focus on migration and healthcare see for example Crawford et al. (2012) which focuses on Glasgow; George et al. (2011) which examines the financial impact of the provision of healthcare, and Kearns and Whitley (2010) which examines the health, Wellbeing and social inclusion of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in comparison to other residents of Glasgow. Read More Visit site £ EU Scotland Journal article
Characteristics of recent and established EEA and non-EEA migrants in Scotland: Analysis of the 2011 Census This publication contains analysis of the 2011 Census data on the characteristics of migrants, i.e. Scottish residents with a country of birth outside the UK. Findings are presented for recent EEA, recent non-EEA, established EEA and established non-EEA migrant groups. EEA countries included EU member countries (excluding the UK) and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The non-EEA category included all other countries of birth, including Croatia which was not a EU member at the time of the 2011 Census. The report further distinguishes those migrants who have arrived in the UK 10 years or longer ago (‘established’) and those migrants who arrived in the 10 years prior to the 2011 Census (‘recent’). The topics covered include origin and length of residence; personal and household characteristics, including language; geographic area and accommodation; education and employment; and health. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Scottish Government document
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. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Third sector
Conway (2011) Migrant workers in Perth & Kinross – The care sector This report by Conway (2011) reflects the need for Local Authorities to consider the suitability of their services in light of migrant trends to ensure both resources are available and services are suitable for migrants to access: and reflects Perth and Kinross’s position as a prominent destination for migrant workers arriving to the UK. The report presents detail of survey work completed on the areas independent care sector (identified as a major employer of migrant workers) and its key findings. Statistical data is provided on workforce demographics, which includes the age of employees and length of service, their roles within the care sector, their country of origin, and whether recruitment was completed by way of an agency or directly by an employer. Although the survey was extensive, it should be noted that it was not exhaustive as not all providers responded – nonetheless, it identifies legislative loopholes within the vetting process of migrant workers within the independent care sector. Read More Free Perth and Kinross Public sector
COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership (2011) Policy Toolkit The COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership (2011) Policy Toolkit was developed in response to a need to counter the demographic challenges faced by Scotland’s ageing population. The authors provide a toolkit which is aimed at facilitating a more targeted and strategic local authority response to migration. The toolkit is also intended to be sufficiently flexible to enable authorities to meet the specific needs of their area. While recognising the measures local authority and community partners have already implemented, the toolkit provides local government and community planning partners with further advice on how they can benefit from migration, provide guidance on welcoming migrants into their local authority area and, how to meet service and access requirements in order to encourage long term settlement. The toolkit encourages Community Planning Partnerships to optimise the structures they have in place for the implementation of a strategic approach to migration. This toolkit will be of use to local authorities or other organisations who are working towards integration of existing migrant groups as well as to those specifically developing strategies to attract new migrants to their area. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Public sector
Cowen et al. (2011) Sanctuary, safety and solidarity: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland Cowen et al. (2011) deliver a substantial report which finds the asylum and refugee system for LGBT asylum seekers and refugees to be profoundly flawed. The report comprises a review of literature, interviews with organisations in Scotland and London and, community consultation. A notable feature emerging from the report was a distinct lack of data regarding both the numbers involved in and, the issues faced by LGBT asylum seekers and refugees. The report identifies key areas for further investigation, particularly in terms of identifying and promoting existing expertise and expanding knowledge and understanding within existing organisations. The report clearly documents the significant barriers faced by LGBT asylum seekers and refugees who arrive looking for sanctuary in Scotland. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Scotland, England Third sector
Crawford et al. (2012) Migration and health in Glasgow and its relevance to GoWell This report by Crawford et al. (2012) was produced for the collaborative partnership GoWell (See www.gowellonline.com). With a focus on health and Wellbeing;in Glasgow, the study provides a brief historical background, an examination of the impact of migration through areas such as policy, regeneration, legislation and analysis of migration patterns. It also provides interesting detail of ethnic composition and demographic changes within the boundaries of the GoWell study area. The report reviews findings from survey data which report that migrants declare themselves to be in better health than fellow residents within their local community area. The report helps contextualise the GoWell study findings and provides an insightful account of the impact of previous and current migration patterns, the influence of policy, and the effects of migration on health in Glasgow. Read More Visit site Free Glasgow City Public sector
Danson and Jentsch (2009) The new Scottish rural labour market: processes of inclusion and exclusion Defining ‘rural’ as a settlement comprising a population of less than 3,000 people, Danson and Jentsch (2009) consider past debate surrounding the rural labour market. Previously, this market had been concerned with outward migration of Scotland’s youth in search of better employment opportunities. Danson and Jentsch update this understanding, providing a contemporary perspective that takes account of the dynamics of current inward migration to rural Scotland. Their analysis of the labour market and rural migration touches on the contrasting experiences of inclusion and exclusion. On one hand migrant workers are viewed as valued employees who help to sustain rural communities. On the other hand, they experience public negativity in terms of housing allocation and competition for employment. In essence, the authors contend that rather than developing policy centred on particular social groups, policy should be developed to address the issues that surround processes of labour market exclusion. See related studies such as Danson and Jentsch (2012); de Lima (2012); de Lima and Wright (2009). Read More Visit site £ Scotland Book
Danson and Jentsch (2012) International migration and economic participation in small towns and rural areas—cross-national evidence Danson and Jentsch (2012) include Scotland (case study of the Outer Hebrides) in their cross-national comparative study of international migration to rural areas (together with the USA, Canada and Ireland). This approach allows them to discuss key themes within a comparative context. The study focuses on migrant experiences related to underemployment, pay and working conditions along with the important influence of welcoming communities for migrant settlement experience. Although chiefly cross-national in scope, the study nonetheless shows that in Scotland’s case, communities are more receptive to migrants in areas which have previously experienced sustained out-migration. In both rural and urban areas migrant workers are viewed as integral to sustaining some businesses. In turn, this means that migrant workers enjoy high rates of employment – albeit physically demanding work characterised by long or unsociable hours and low pay. The study draws attention to a continuing feature within Scotland; poor matching of migrants’ skills and qualifications with appropriate levels of employment. See also Danson and Jentsch (2009) which examines processes of inclusion and exclusion within the rural Scottish labour market. Read More Visit site Free Scotland, USA, Canada, Ireland Journal article

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