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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
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
de Lima et al. (2007) A study of migrant workers in Grampian This study of migrant workers in Grampian by de Lima et al. (2007) finds that migrants are an integral part of the locally employed workforce within the hospitality, agricultural and food processing sectors. Migrants are seen as the primary solution to labour shortages within the region. The study looks at the impact migrant workers have on local services. It also examines migrant access to these services. In doing so, the study identifies areas for consideration by service providers. The presence of a language barrier is a key point that emerges from the research. The language barrier is problematic for both service providers and migrant workers alike. In addition, a noticeable pattern of over qualified migrants subjected to irregular and long working hours is also in evidence. See also de Lima (2010); and Danson and Jentsch (2009) for further study of migrant labour in rural Scotland and, de Lima and Wright (2009) who also explore the roles and the impact of migrant workers within rural communities. Read More Visit site Free Aberdeenshire, Moray, Aberdeen City Scottish Government document
Glasgow Housing Association (2008) Housing migrant workers: the impact on GHA From 2004 onwards, Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has experienced an increase in demand for its homes and housing services from migrant workers. GHA therefore commissioned this study to better understand the needs of its newly arrived population. Migrants’ experiences of GHA housing provision are presented and discussed. The report also seeks to ascertain how GHA and other Local Housing Organisation services have been impacted by immigration. With a specific focus on A8 migrants to Glasgow, the study explores the impact on operational management experienced by these organisations when housing such a diverse group of workers with diverse linguistic and cultural characteristics. Although most A8 migrant workers opt for private rented accommodation, the study found that GHA housing was regarded as a more affordable and secure housing choice, and that such choice plays a key role when it comes to decisions regarding long-term settlement. Read More Visit site Free EU Glasgow City Third sector
Guest and Vecchia (2010) Scoping study on support mechanisms for the recognition of the skills, learning and qualifications of migrant workers and refugees This report was compiled by Guest and Vecchia (2010) for the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership. The principle aim of the study was to develop frameworks of recognition for migrant and refugee skills and qualifications. This was done to better facilitate migrant access to programmes of continuing professional development or, entry into higher echelons of employment. The lack of effective mechanisms for skills’ recognition was identified by Guest and Vecchia (2010) as a significant barrier for migrants (commensurate with findings within other research reviewed by the authors). In addition, perceptions that migrants possess limited language were compounded by negative employer attitudes. See also Smyth and Kum (2010) which investigates the barriers and discrimination faced by teachers who are either refugees or seeking asylum in Scotland when they attempt to re-enter the teaching profession. Similarly Stewart (2005) examines the impediments to employment faced by refugee doctors. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Third sector
Hickman, Crowley, Mai (2008), Immigration and social cohesion in the UK The rhythms and realities of everyday life This research set out to improve our understanding of the relationship between new immigration and social cohesion by exploring the rhythms and realities of everyday life of both the long-term settled and new arrival residents. The research is based on the premise that everyday realities in the UK are under pressure from the forces of individualisation, globalisation and post-industrialism, which structure the lives of the long-term settled and new immigrants alike. We aimed to investigate the strategies people deployed, in a time of far-reaching changes, to meet their perceived priorities and needs. In current public debates, there is an association made between increasing ethnic and religious diversity and the erosion of social cohesion. However, recent research has shown that age, class and where we live are far more important in shaping life chances than are ethnicity or religion and that the arrival of new migrant groups did not coincide with an increase in crime. We explored the relations between and within long-term resident and new arrival groups and the impact of social and economic transformations in six sites across the UK: • England:Leicester; • England: London, Downham; • England: London, Kilburn; • England: Peterborough and Thetford; • Northern Ireland: Dungannon; • Scotland:Glasgow. Read More Visit site Free UK Research Report
Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership (2007) Migrant Workers: your questions answered This short brochure produced by Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership, addresses some of the common myths that surround immigration and migrant workers. The brochure is presented in a very accessible format and popular myths for example that migrants take local people’s jobs or, are a burden on taxpayers are countered with factual evidence. The Planning Partnership highlights the key roles migrant workers play in the hospitality, catering, tourism, agricultural and care sectors. In some instances immigration has contributed to rural regeneration. The pamphlet also provides a glossary of common terms used in relation to EU migrants. For example, the term ‘A8 migrant’ is clarified and the reciprocal rights of citizens of other EU member states are explained alongside the rights of Scots in the EU. The brochure also tackles common public misconception over migrant entitlement to state benefits, housing, NHS healthcare and addresses the issue of policing. Read More Visit site Free Perth and Kinross Public sector
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