Research Profile:Settling In’ research project:
Working with women who came to the UK with, or joining, a spouse/partner settled in the UK; we have witnessed the specific needs of this group of women. We have also seen the lack of adequate policy discourse around how best to support these women to ‘integrate’ into life in the UK. There is a distinct lack of visibility of this group and limited capacity to advocate and campaign for policy change both by the women and those supporting them. Consequently, many policy decisions on migration, ‘integration’, support needs, etc. do not incorporate the voices of these women.
The ‘Settling In’ project will enable policy makers, local authorities and service providers to introduce and implement schemes which address the specific needs of ‘integration’ of this group of women by significantly enhancing the knowledge base for policy and practice. We will undertake primary research with this group of women looking at their specific circumstances and the challenges they face. Through focus groups, interviews, surveys and consultation platforms with the women, support services and other stakeholders, we will gather and analyze the necessary information on the reality and breadth of their personal experiences which will inform practice for better ‘integration’.
Please note – the research as a specific focus on Greater London and Southeast of England Region.
We are looking for research participants; migrant women and those who support them, so please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
Status (other): Researcher at a voluntary organisation
Specific research skills: Focus groups, one-to-one interviews, literature review, SPSS
Number of days per week:
Regional location: South east
Willing to travel: Yes (specify region)
Region of travel: Greater London and the Southeast of England