Migrant Action, ELSH and CRT have established a new collaborative framework. The framework is a strategic response to the limited support provision for migrants in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Our organisations recognise the importance of a more joined- up approach in order to enhance service offer and effective strategic advocacy for migrants. Covid-19, and Brexit and the relentless hostile environment policies together constitute a very challenging landscape for migrants to navigate. This challenging landscape would encompass but not limited to; insecure immigration, destitution, discrimination, labour exploitation, homelessness, limited access welfare, legal justice, healthcare, housing, education and other wider opportunities for social integration.
Through this new integrated partnership; Migrant Action, ELSH and CRT will seek to:
Enhance service provision for migrants in Barnsley
Increase positive pathways for integration
Challenge structural injustice and increase strategic advocacy for migrants
Following this new partnership, Migrant Action working in collaboration with ELSH, are delivering ESOL and functional skills to new arrivals and long term migrants in Barnsley as part of their integration support. Migrant Action have also recruited an advocacy & Integration adviser to provide advocacy and integration support for migrants in Barnsley.
Collaborating with CRT, ELSH and other local agencies, Migrant Action will facilitate access to mainstream support for migrants thereby ensuring effective integration and migrant justice