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Roma in South Yorkshire: mapping services and local priorities

Migrant Roma are one of the newest communities in South Yorkshire. Important work is already being done in some local areas to explore what this means and respond to the needs of whole communities where new arrivals are making their home.  The main purpose of this project, which was led by Migration Yorkshire in partnership with the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit, was to bring together Roma communities and Roma support organisations to look at how best to tackle Roma exclusion in South Yorkshire.  

Over 150 individuals from local services and Roma communities from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield were consulted during the course of the project with aims to:

  1. Understand needs, map existing services, service gaps and identify duplication and overlap.
  2. Support, consult and work with Roma to determine the best approach for future work (including identifying priority needs, actions, scale and delivery location).
  3. Co-produce and plan a potential delivery model, service interventions and partnership requirements for delivery.

Lead Partner: Migration Yorkshire

Principle Investigator and Co-investigator: Professor Philip Brown and Philip Martin

Wider Project Funder: Big Lottery Fund

Report: There are a number of reports produced from this work, all are available here