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Voluntary action for asylum seeker and refugee integration

Phillimore, Jenny, Grzymala-Kazlowska, Aleksandra and Cheung, Sin Yi ORCID: 2017. Voluntary action for asylum seeker and refugee integration. Heath, Anthony, ed. If you could do one thing: 10 local actions to promote social integration, London: British Academy, pp. 19-25.

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This chapter focusses on the role of a self-organised civil society project known as the Welcome Project, based in the superdiverse neighbourhood of Handsworth/Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, in supporting social integration. We begin by describing the characteristics of Handsworth/Handsworth Wood before setting out the reasons why the project was established and the needs it was intended to address. We then outline the services offered by the project before exploring the ways in which their work supports social integration locally. We end the chapter by reflecting on the reasons for the project’s success and the key dimensions of their approach that could be adopted elsewhere.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Publisher: British Academy
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 November 2018
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 08:06

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