Reports and Publications for Policy and Practice

 SSAMIS Polish Association

Our outputs and findings try to reflect migrant voices and perspectives on various issues such as the role of language, settlement and rural experience, migrant realities and schooling. Our current findings are presented in our reports, working papers and presentations.

Reports and publications for policy and practice

Attracting and retaining migrants in post-Brexit Scotland: is a social integration strategy the answer?

This report explores whether introducing a social integration strategy for all migrants in Scotland could support the goal of attracting and retaining people here. It presents the results of a qualitative research project proposed and carried out by SSAMIS researcher Dr Paulina Trevena (University of Glasgow) as part of the SPICe Academic Fellowship programme, based on individual and group interviews scoping a broad variety of views on the issue.

Attracting and Retaining Migrants in Post-Brexit Scotland

Choices Ahead: Approaches to Lower Skilled Labour Migration after Brexit - ESRC Impact Accelerator Account Report

This ESRC-funded report, developed in partnership with COSLA and the Scottish Government and co-authored by SSAMIS researchers and the University of Edinburgh, investigates options available to the UK in terms of attracting and keeping lower skilled migrants after Brexit. In the report, we examine a variety of migration regimes available to the UK post-Brexit, and then by drawing extensively on SSAMIS research, we explore how these different approaches might impact migrant decision making when it comes to moving to, and settling in, the UK.

Choices Ahead: Approaches to Lower Skilled Labour Migration after Brexit

Migrant Experiences in Aberdeen/shire: SSAMIS 2017 Report Series

These reports represent a series of papers related to migration in Aberdeen/shire, encompassing education, employment, language learning, healthcare and housing - authored by SSAMIS researcher Dr Holly Porteous. This series draws on SSAMIS's wider research findings from interviews with over 200 migrants and 60 experts across Scotland, however has a special focus on our work in Aberdeen City and rural Aberdeenshire.

Migrants and Education in Aberdeen/shire

Migrants and Employment in Aberdeen/shire

Migrants and Housing in Aberdeen/shire

Migrants and Healthcare in Aberdeen/shire

Migrants and Language Learning in Aberdeen/shire

Brexit: challenges and opportunities – Migration, Diversity, Rights and Social Protection, Royal Society of Edinburgh Advice Paper, No. 17-18, July 2017

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has established an overall EU Strategy Group to inform and advise the UK Government, the Scottish Government and our current EU partners on issues that they will face and potential solutions in the negotiations for the UK leaving the EU. Prof Rebecca Kay was invited to join the sub group on Migration, Diversity, Rights and Social Protection and is co-author of the resulting advice paper which draws on SSAMIS research findings. 

Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities Advice Paper

Experiences of Welfare within Glasgow's CEE Community: SSAMIS Briefing Paper for Scottish Green MSPs

This SSAMIS report, published by the Scottish Green Party, explores the experiences and attitudes towards benefit entitlement and accessing welfare amongst Glasgow's Central and East European community. Drawing on interviews conducted with both members of Glasgow's CEE community and a number of the city's welfare and advice service providers, the report's findings highlight shortcomings in a social security system which is not currently meeting the complex needs of its migrant clients. In light of this, the report concludes by offering a series of recommendations, including a call on the Scottish Government to do more to ensure migrant voices are included in upcoming Social Security Experience panels.

Experiences of Welfare - Report for Scottish Green Party

Sunday Herald article - 'Greens claim Scottish Government's social security survey was a 'missed opportunity' to consult EU migrants'

SSAMIS Draft Report: Healthcare and migrant experiences 

This report is based on our findings from interviews with over 200 migrants and 60 experts across Scotland. Migrants were interviewed on a range of topics including their experience of local services (e.g. education, healthcare, libraries); welfare provision; reasons for settlement; and family life. The report explains overall findings related to healthcare, followed by a number of Aberdeen/shire specific findings.

SSAMIS Draft Report - Healthcare and migrant experiences

Second Interim Report: Living and Working in Scotland: Employment, Housing, Family and Community

This second interim report is based on an analysis of our findings and focuses on the key areas of: Employment; Housing; Family Issues and Community Initiatives. It will be of interest to a range of stakeholders and service providers including local authorities, community planning partners, ESOL practitioners, migrant associations etc.

SSAMIS Second Interim Report: Employment, Housing, Family and Community

SSAMIS Interim Report

The interim report is based on a preliminary analysis of our findings and will be of interest to a range of stakeholders and service providers including local authorities, community planning partners, ESOL practitioners, migrant associations etc. 

SSAMIS Interim Report 


UK immigration policy after leaving the EU: impacts on Scotland's economy, population and society

The debut report of the independent Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population examines how the ending of free movement and future UK Immigration policy will affect Scotland's devolved responsibilities.

UK immigration policy after leaving the EU: impacts on Scotland's economy, population and society

Attracting and retaining migrants in post-Brexit Scotland: is a social integration strategy the answer?

This report explores whether introducing a social integration strategy for all migrants in Scotland could support the goal of attracting and retaining people here. It presents the results of a qualitative research project proposed and carried out by SSAMIS researcher Dr Paulina Trevena (University of Glasgow) as part of the SPICe Academic Fellowship programme, based on individual and group interviews scoping a broad variety of views on the issue.

Attracting and Retaining Migrants in Post-Brexit Scotland

Choices Ahead: Approaches to Lower Skilled Labour Migration after Brexit - ESRC Impact Accelerator Account Report

This ESRC-funded report, developed in partnership with COSLA and the Scottish Government and co-authored by SSAMIS researchers and the University of Edinburgh, investigates options available to the UK in terms of attracting and keeping lower skilled migrants after Brexit. In the report, we examine a variety of migration regimes available to the UK post-Brexit, and then by drawing extensively on SSAMIS research, we explore how these different approaches might impact migrant decision making when it comes to moving to, and settling in, the UK.

Choices Ahead: Approaches to Lower Skilled Labour Migration after Brexit

Migrant Experiences in Aberdeen/shire: SSAMIS 2017 Report Series

These reports represent a series of papers related to migration in Aberdeen/shire, encompassing education, employment, language learning, healthcare and housing - authored by SSAMIS researcher Dr Holly Porteous. This series draws on SSAMIS's wider research findings from interviews with over 200 migrants and 60 experts across Scotland, however has a special focus on our work in Aberdeen City and rural Aberdeenshire.

Migrants and Education in Aberdeen/shire

Migrants and Employment in Aberdeen/shire

Migrants and Housing in Aberdeen/shire

Migrants and Healthcare in Aberdeen/shire

Migrants and Language Learning in Aberdeen/shire

Brexit: challenges and opportunities – Migration, Diversity, Rights and Social Protection, Royal Society of Edinburgh Advice Paper, No. 17-18, July 2017

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has established an overall EU Strategy Group to inform and advise the UK Government, the Scottish Government and our current EU partners on issues that they will face and potential solutions in the negotiations for the UK leaving the EU. Prof Rebecca Kay was invited to join the sub group on Migration, Diversity, Rights and Social Protection and is co-author of the resulting advice paper which draws on SSAMIS research findings. 

Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities Advice Paper

Experiences of Welfare within Glasgow's CEE Community: SSAMIS Briefing Paper for Scottish Green MSPs

This SSAMIS report, published by the Scottish Green Party, explores the experiences and attitudes towards benefit entitlement and accessing welfare amongst Glasgow's Central and East European community. Drawing on interviews conducted with both members of Glasgow's CEE community and a number of the city's welfare and advice service providers, the report's findings highlight shortcomings in a social security system which is not currently meeting the complex needs of its migrant clients. In light of this, the report concludes by offering a series of recommendations, including a call on the Scottish Government to do more to ensure migrant voices are included in upcoming Social Security Experience panels.

Experiences of Welfare - Report for Scottish Green Party

Sunday Herald article - 'Greens claim Scottish Government's social security survey was a 'missed opportunity' to consult EU migrants'

SSAMIS Draft Report: Healthcare and migrant experiences 

This report is based on our findings from interviews with over 200 migrants and 60 experts across Scotland. Migrants were interviewed on a range of topics including their experience of local services (e.g. education, healthcare, libraries); welfare provision; reasons for settlement; and family life. The report explains overall findings related to healthcare, followed by a number of Aberdeen/shire specific findings.

SSAMIS Draft Report - Healthcare and migrant experiences

Second Interim Report: Living and Working in Scotland: Employment, Housing, Family and Community

This second interim report is based on an analysis of our findings and focuses on the key areas of: Employment; Housing; Family Issues and Community Initiatives. It will be of interest to a range of stakeholders and service providers including local authorities, community planning partners, ESOL practitioners, migrant associations etc.

SSAMIS Second Interim Report: Employment, Housing, Family and Community

SSAMIS Interim Report

The interim report is based on a preliminary analysis of our findings and will be of interest to a range of stakeholders and service providers including local authorities, community planning partners, ESOL practitioners, migrant associations etc. 

SSAMIS Interim Report