Refugees living in Wales: a survey of skills, experiences and barriers to inclusion

Heaven Crawley, Tina Crimes

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Abstract

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) published its Refugee Inclusion Strategy in June 2008. The strategy sets out WAG’s vision of refugee inclusion in Wales and aims to support and enable refugees to rebuild their lives and make a full contribution to society. For policy makers and practitioners concerned with the process of integration, the lack of information and data on the background, needs and experiences of refugees living in Wales is highly problematic because it makes it difficult to deliver appropriate support and services and to harness the skills and experiences that refugees bring. This survey of refugees living in Wales represents a pragmatic response to the lack of information currently available to inform policy and practice in relation to refugee integration and issues of community cohesion. The survey was devised in consultation with policy makers and practitioners and is located within the framework for thinking about integration issues which has been developed by Ager and Strang (2004). The framework identifies a number of key ‘markers and means’ by which this process of integration might be both attained and measured.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCardiff
PublisherWelsh Assembly Government
Commissioning bodyWelsh Assembly Government
Number of pages70
ISBN (Print)978 0 7504 5383 7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Refugees
  • Integration
  • Wales
  • Public Policy

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