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Spencer et al. (2004) Refugees and other new migrants: a review of the evidence on successful approaches to integration This review of the evidence base on successful approaches to the integration of refugees and new migrants was commissioned in early 2004. The primary purpose of the work was to inform discussions at the Home Office’s 2004 UK National Integration Conference ‘What works locally? Balancing national and local policies’. The National Integration Conference is an annual event for researchers, policymakers and practitioners working in the refugee integration field, aimed at developing a coherent understanding of what interventions are effective in this area and shaping future policy and research agendas. The Home Office commissioned a literature review on the evidence base on successful approaches to the integration of refugees and other new migrants in the UK, focusing on five facets – community relations, housing, employment, health and education. The purpose of the review was to identify: • the integration outcomes for refugees and other recent migrants on each facet of integration; • factors contributing to those outcomes; • the effectiveness of interventions undertaken to improve outcomes; and • the quality of the evidence base and how it can be improved. Read More Visit site Free UK Literature Review
Stewart (2012) UK Dispersal policy and onward migration: Mapping the current state of knowledge Stewart (2012) delivers a summary of what is already known about onward migration of asylum seekers along with an examination of the complexity of such migratory flows. The study is framed within the context of UK Government dispersal policy. The research counters the existing body of literature on dispersal which was based on a policy critique and, was chiefly focussed on issues of void housing and placement within deprived areas. Notably, these policies have led to isolation and discrimination. The author suggests a number of approaches for improving how information on onward migration of asylum seekers is gathered and analysed. The study highlights existing gaps in current understandings of onward migration in this group and demonstrates the complex nature of the movement undertaken along with the diversity of the individuals involved. Also see Stewart (2009). Read More Visit site £ Asylum seeker UK Journal article
The Improvement Service (2012) Elected Member Briefing Note No.15: Migration The Improvement Service Briefing Note on the topic of migration, developed by COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership, is primarily designed to provide local government elected members with an accessible information resource providing clarification of some key definitions and terminology. The note also gives an overview of migration in the UK and Scotland. In addition, relevant statistical data is provided along with an outline of some of the impacts of migration and evidence to counter some of the supposedly negative consequences of migration, for example, the strain placed on the welfare and benefits system, public services or employment and wages. Some analysis of public opinion towards migration is also provided. The analysis highlights the current saliency of the topic in the UK and gives a brief outline of current political positions on immigration. While the document is intended for briefing elected members, it is nonetheless a compact and useful account which summarises key points regarding migration to Scotland. It is, therefore, of potential benefit to a wider audience. Read More Visit site Free UK, Scotland Public sector
Threadgold and Court (2005) Refugee inclusion: A literature review Threadgold and Court (2005) review the existing body of literature on refugee integration, evaluating the evolution and use of key terms and associated concepts. The authors address the topic from a European Union perspective examining UK Government Policy, the situation regarding integration in Scotland (including a discussion of Scottish Government policy) and the situation in Wales. The study also discusses integration in the context of indicators such as housing, health and social care welfare and education. Community safety, interaction and cohesion, employment and training and the role of the voluntary sector are also included in the analysis. This paper is an informative discussion on the history and policy relating to integration, inclusion and social cohesion. The study highlights issues of language and translation support and discusses the link between poverty and deprivation and social exclusion. The authors underscore the need to better inform host communities in order to combat negative attitudes. These are cross-cutting themes which should be considered within policy. Read More Visit site Free Refugee Scotland, Wales, UK Academic research
Yu (2000) Chinese older people: A need for social inclusion in two communities This study highlights the impact on the quality of life of elderly Chinese people living in Scotland as a result of difficulties in accessing mainstream public services and inadequate levels of support from within the Chinese community. Incorporating Glasgow within a comparative context with other areas within the UK which have Chinese communities, Yu (2000) examines this vulnerable group through analysis of data gathered from workers within the community care sector and interviews with elderly Chinese themselves. The paper examines a range of related issues such as gender specific problems, self-esteem, Chinese culture and traditional values, lifelong learning, social participation and the social networks they rely on. Yu (2000) provides recommendations for improved policy and practice to facilitate the inclusion of this group fully within both the Chinese community and Scottish society. For more work on this under-researched ethnic group, see also an earlier study by Bailey et al (1994) which provides analysis of Scotland’s Chinese community. Read More Visit site Free TCN Glasgow City, UK Book