Scottish Refugee Council, in partnership with Glasgow City Council, are delivering this learning event to explore the existing support mechanisms, and different service delivery models for refugee integration. Drawing on the learning and experiences of refugees, statutory, voluntary and community-based service providers in Glasgow and other Local Authorities, the organisers aim to capture and document evidence of the most effective service delivery models to promote best practice in Scotland.
Councillor Jennifer Layden, City Convener for Equalities and Human Rights, will be opening the event with her keynotes. She will share the experience of Glasgow in welcoming refugees and use this as an opportunity to shape the implementation of Glasgow’s Strategic and Community Plans.
Independent evaluators, Helen Baillot and Elaine Connelly, will present the initial findings of their Evaluation of the Scottish Refugee Integration Services (SRIS), a service led by Scottish Refugee Council and delivered with British Red Cross, Bridges Programmes, WEA Scotland, Cranhill Development Trust, Govan Community Project and Maryhill Integration Network. This will be a reflection of both the SRIS delivery model and the peer research methodology of evaluation.
As part of the event, participatory group discussions will be facilitated to seek the views and experiences of participants on models of good practice in supporting refugee integration. This input will inform the development of an evidence-based guide to good practice, including the approach of the Personal Integration Plan to support refugee integration in Scotland. This is one of the key priorities of the New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy (2018-2022).
Invitation only event