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Bowes et al. (2008) Asylum policy and asylum experiences – interactions in a Scottish context The work of Bowes et al. (2008) focuses on local and sub-national levels in contrast to the pre-eminence of state and international level analysis evident in other research on the topic of asylum. This view is taken in recognition of the influence that local and sub-national conditions can have on policy. The study rests on research completed in post devolution Scotland and presents an interesting reflection on how asylum and migration policies (in terms of control) at the local and individual level are affected by existing tensions. Including the views of asylum seekers, providers and community groups, the central aim of this study is to demonstrate the sometimes contradictory nature of local level processes in relation to control over asylum seekers, on the one hand fostering new communities while on the other facilitating exclusion. See also Lewis (2006) who examines attitudes found within Scotland towards asylum seekers and refugees; and Sim and Bowes (2007) who explore the experience of asylum seekers in Glasgow. Read More Visit site £ Asylum seeker, Refugee Scotland Journal article
Bromley et al. (2007) Attitudes to Discrimination in Scotland: 2006 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey This report presents the findings from research which asked respondents in Scotland about their attitudes to discrimination. The principle aim of the report was to gauge the scale of discriminatory attitudes held and to shed light on why they exist. Drawing on data gathered from the 2006 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, the report covers a wide range of areas including employment and marriage and relationships. It also touches on related issues of ethnicity and religion. Findings include the following: most respondents are of the opinion that every effort should be made to eradicate prejudice from Scottish society; prejudice towards both Travellers/Gypsy communities and Muslims appears to be the most prevalent. The report finds that fear over a perceived impact on culture was central to the development of such attitudes. For a more recent study on Scottish public attitudes towards migration see McCollum et al. (2014) and also Lewis (2006) who examines attitudes found within Scotland towards asylum seekers and refugees. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Scottish Government document
Brown and Danson (2008) Fresh talent or cheap labour? Accession State migrant labour in the Scottish economy Brown and Danson (2008) explore the role EU Accession States migrant workers play in Scotland’s economy. The study begins by providing background to schemes such as the now-defunct Scottish Executives Fresh Talent Initiative, before a detailed presentation of the demographics of migrant workers to Scotland and associated labour market characteristics. In addition to exploring related public policy, Brown and Danson examine the demand for migrant workers and reflect upon how they might impact upon the Scottish economy. The study highlights the reality for many migrant workers who are well qualified or skilled, yet gain only low-paid or low-skilled employment in Scotland’s labour market. The study also highlights the problematic aspect of this feature of migrant labour, that it is a barrier to long-term settlement. Although a discussion and analysis of migration in the context of the Scottish economy and labour market, the articles relevance stretches beyond Scotland, to the UK and Europe. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Journal article
Bynner (2010) Review of Community Engagement in Neighbourhood Management in Govanhill This report is the outcome of a review of local engagement within the Govanhill area of Glasgow, an area of the city which has a number of ethnic and migrant communities. Set up with guidance from the South East Community Health and Care Partnership, the Govanhill Neighbourhood Management (NM) Steering Group was conceived to coordinate public agencies, further education and other providers in their efforts to identify key local priorities and develop appropriate action plans for the area. Bynner’s report (2010) reviews Govanhill Neighbourhood Management (NM) Steering Group’s engagement with the voluntary sector and other local groups in order to find ways of improving communication between Govanhill’s various communities, allowing them to voice their point of view and gain increased influence within the community. Read More Visit site Free Glasgow City Third sector
Candappa et al. (2007) Education and schooling for asylum-seeking and refugee students in Scotland: an exploratory study Candappa et al’s (2007) is a Scottish Executive Schools Directorate commissioned study which investigates the provision of education for refugee and asylum seeking pupils in Scotland. Exploring a range of related issues, the study’s principle aim was to identify best practice for integrating these pupils into the Scottish education system, based on the authors’ examination of existing provision. The study also takes account of policy and practice within two local authorities in England. The Scottish based research with chosen primary and secondary schools, was conducted in two Scottish cities (which remain anonymous in the report) and included interviews with senior staff, children and parents, in addition to a survey conducted with Scottish Education Authorities. Overall, this study highlights the numerous factors which affect refugee and asylum seeking children’s well-being, and ultimately underlines that all children in Scotland have entitlement to a full education. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Scotland, England Scottish Government document
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

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