We are focused in particular on the experiences of refugees and other new arrivals in Yorkshire and the Humber, and how new migrant communities can be supported to make connections in their new homes.
This toolkit encourages the reader to think about how they can contribute to creating villages, towns and cities that are welcoming and which invite everyone – no matter their immigration status – into the fold. It is designed to:
- provide an evidence base and share our research findings
- inspire action through the words of Yorkshire and the Humber residents
- showcase best practice through local and national case studies
- offer practical guidance and tools
- be a repository of key resources.
It is accompanied by a manifesto for action – a document detailing the motivating and inspiring conversations contained within our deliberative workshop with Yorkshire residents. Here you will find a compelling case for why it is necessary for policymakers and people in power to prioritise laying the foundations for social connections in the region.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.