Marsden, Ruth & Harris, Catherine (2015) “We started life again”: integration experiences of refugee families reuniting in Glasgow
The research explores the experiences of families supported by the TCN Family Integration Service run by the British Red Cross in partnership with Scottish Refugee Council and Workers’ Educational Association. This programme piloted support for people arriving through refugee family reunion and ran from April 2014 until June 2015. The report highlights that the period immediately after family reunion can be a crisis point for refugees and their families when they are at higher risk of destitution and of homelessness or severe overcrowding. This occurs at a critical time of rebuilding family relations after months and often years of separation. It identifies gaps in integration pathways for young people and explores the risk of dependencies within families, particularly impacting women.
Marsden, Ruth & Harris, Catherine (2015) “We started life again”: integration experiences of refugee families reuniting in Glasgow, British Red Cross (Glasgow)