About this theme

This theme covers topics relating to strengthening cohesion and communication, tackling isolation and supporting community engagement for migrant communities in the UK. Many Fellows have undertaken projects addressing this over the years including as part of our recent programme of Fellowships on migration, developed in partnership with The Linbury Trust, which ran during 2017-2019.

Fellows' updates April 2023 Fellow's update: Amanda Walters

Amanda Walters (CF 2018) has achieved extensive media coverage for her Activate funded campaign on better sick pay for migrant workers. One of these workers featured anonymously in The Metro paper describing the issues they encounter in not receiving adequate sick pay. Priti Patel and Robert Buckland wrote a joint op-ed supporting the campaign in The Times, which then rolled out into other outlets including the Daily Express, Daily Mail, The Independent and Sky News, getting widespread coverage. Amanda and colleagues also worked with Chartered Institute for Payroll and Pension (CIPP) professionals to release a poll showing their employers support reforms to sick pay. Read the story here.

By Amanda Walters, 2023

Photograph of Churchill Fellow Saeida Rouass

Fellows' updates March 2023 Fellow's update: Saeida Rouass

Saeida Rouass (CF 2019), trustee of the Al-Hasaniya Moroccan women's centre in west London reported that Edward Argar, Minister for Victims and Sentencing recently visited the centre. At this meeting Saeida's report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Moroccan and Arabic speaking women and services in west London was launched. Saeida's report was funded by our Covid-19 Action Fund Grant.

By Saeida Rouass, 2023

Churchill Fellow Emily Miller

Fellows' updates February 2023 Fellow's update: Emily Miller

Emily Miller is Director of Learning at the Migration Museum. Her original Fellowship involved visits to Migration Museums in France, Belgium and the US to inform the establishment of a permanent Migration Museum in the UK and her current Activate grant is supporting the development of a Migration Museum Network in the UK. An update on the approval of planning permission for a long awaited permanent new venue for the Migration Museum in the City of London featured in The Standard newspaper.

By Emily Miller, 2023

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