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Thursday, 31 October 2013

New report on migrant Roma in the UK

A new report published by the University of Salford’s Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) has estimated the population of recent Roma migrants in the UK at around 200,000. Findings also suggest that:

  • The majority of Roma reside in urban areas in England 
  • The population is likely to be comparable to the size of the indigenous Roma population (e.g. Romany Gypsies, Irish Travellers etc.) 
  • A complex interplay of factors underpin health, education and housing problems
  • UK experience is punctuated by experiences of entrenched discrimination in their countries of origin 
  • Local authorities and partners work well together, but Roma communities are hampered by lack of access to resources

Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT), the full report can be downloaded here: 'Migrant Roma in the United Kingdom: Population size and experience of local authorities and partners'.

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