Seminar: Refugee settlement in the UK: longer term integration outcomes

Location
1st Floor Muirhead Tower, room 122
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Dates
Wednesday 29th March 2017 (14:00-16:00)
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Contact

To register, please email Ann Bolstridge a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk.

IRiS seminar series

Linda Morrice, Rupert Brown, Michael Collyer and Linda Tip, University of Sussex

This presentation will discuss results from a large longitudinal study of refugees who were resettled to England under the Gateway Protection Programme prior to 2010.

The study was conducted between 2014 and 2016 and involved questionnaires with 280 resettled refugee at 3 time-points, interviews and focus groups. The research design has enabled the team to explore longer term integration outcomes and to identify some of the processes that help to facilitate life after resettlement. The project adopted a broad understanding of integration encompassing tangible spheres, such as employment, education, housing and health, and also less tangible markers of integration such as self-efficacy, contact with the British majority, cultural understanding and wellbeing.

There will be a a chance to hear an overview of the findings in relation to the linkages between these different spheres, and the findings around English language and employment. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the implications of the findings for integration policy more broadly.