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Bowes and Domokos (1993) South Asian women and health services: A study in Glasgow Bowes and Domokos (1993) examined the healthcare experience of a selection of Glasgow’s South Asian women (mostly of Punjabi origin). They investigate the women’s own experiences through interviews. The authors also discuss the experiences of the women’s families. A number of issues emerged, such as a necessity for greater translation assistance and a need to challenge discrimination and stereotyping within health service delivery; the study stresses the importance of accessing the unheard voices of this minority group by focusing centrally on their concerns over healthcare. Although the study focused on a specific ethnic minority group and dates from the 1990s, it suggests additional areas for further research and its key finding is significant: rather than cultural barriers it is the healthcare system and occurrence of racism which inhibit full access to healthcare services for South Asian women in Glasgow. Read More Visit site £ TCN Glasgow City Journal article
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. Read More Visit site Free Refugee, TCN Glasgow Research Report