Migrant Roma in the United Kingdom: Population size and experiences of local authorities and partners

Philip Brown, Lisa Scullion, Philip Martin

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Abstract

In 2012 the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford undertook research, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, across the UK in order to address the knowledge gap arising from an inadequate understanding of the size of the migrant Roma population resident in the United Kingdom (UK) and, despite some notable examples, a parallel lack of awareness of the significantissues and experiences faced by members of this community across the country. The overall objective of this study was to provide an evidence-base with the aim of informing a more comprehensive and accurate development of measures to support the inclusion of migrant Roma in the UK. There were two specific objectives:1. To obtain hard data about the number of migrant Roma at a national, regional and local authority level.2. To identify particular service areas where local authorities, partners and Roma communities may need additional support to enable positive outcomes
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Salford
Number of pages78
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

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