I am I Welcome?
A report published by Citizen Advice Southwark exploring the experiences of refugees and recently arrived migrants of accessing statutory services.
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The Members Directory is a useful list of our member organisations including contact details.
The updated electronic version of the Members’ Directory will be available soon. Please look out for updates!
London Enriched – The Mayor’s Integration Strategy for London
SRCF is working within the Mayor’s Integration Strategy for London to develop an action plan that responds to the needs identified by refugee communities in Southwark.
A report detailing the infrastructure support needs of Refugee Community Organisations (RCOs) in Southwark. Learn how RCOs are included in the Local Infrastructure Plan. May 2006 (requires Adobe Reader)
Double Jeopardy Project
The project aimed to tackle the lack of strategic support from both Migrant and Refugee Community Organisations (MRCOs) and LGBTI organisations for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. This lack of support was first identified in Over Not Out2 , the first national study of issues affecting LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees in the UK.
See our event LGTB History Month flyer here
When Maternity Doesn’t Matter
Expecting a baby can be an exciting time for women but it can also bring with it a number of concerns and health problems. Pregnant women seeking asylum in the UK face additional challenges. Many arrive in the UK with poor health, having fled war and violence in their country and having made arduous and traumatic journeys in search of safety. Many of them have underlying health problems stemming from undiagnosed conditions in their home countries and the effects of torture, sexual violence or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which could affect their pregnancies. They may not understand the language or systems in the UK, are likely to be living in poverty and are faced with the fear of not knowing if they will be allowed to stay. All of these factors can put them, and their babies, at particular risk during pregnancy. Research has shown that Black African women, including asylum seekers and newly arrived refugees, have a maternal mortality rate nearly six times higher than White women.
Recognition of Latin Americans in Southwark
Monitoring Ethnic Diversity: Does it pave the way towards a better implementation of a public policy for the inclusion/assimilation of refugee/migrant communities in the UK? A case study of the Latin American communities in the London Borough of Southwark.