“In a diverse community where everyone is integrated well together,people lose their prejudices and treat people more or less the same regardless o their background.” “Community inspired celebration events o dierent cultures.”
Young people’s recommendationsto improve participation of Youngmigrants:
Better language provision
that includes more fundingfor accessible English for Speakers of Other Languages(ESOL) classes was emphasised as key to helpingyoung people to integrate and progress in the UKeasier. Young people felt more access to interpretersto help support with access services such as doctorsand solicitors was also key in educating new migrantsand reducing poverty.
“I hear things all the time like why can’t these idiots learn English”
educational support that encouragesintegration
should include teachers who have beenspecialised in working with young migrants and culturethat supports better understanding in schools aboutthe challenges facing young migrants.More
lenient restrictions in the law and policies
around asylum seekers and refugees access toemployment would enable young people to counteract
the misconception that refugees are taking benets,
reduce crime, help the economy and help young peopleto be included in society.Other recommendations included more
support forparents, stable housing
better fnancial support
Young people’s recommendationsto improve social inclusion ofYoung migrants:
Young people felt there are many opportunities foryoung people to get involved already exist but theyneed
better promotion of opportunities
which paysattention to publicity that is accessible.
“We think we’ve hit the jackpot by using the universality o music!”
Youth Political structures
were seen as eective way
for young people, including young people from migrant
backgrounds, to have their say and eect change and
young people from migrant backgrounds should beencouraged to get involved.
“Having structures in place such as youth orums that allow these young people to eel that they can make a positive impact in their local community.”
Other young people’s recommendations included
encouraging politicians and young migrants to worktogether in dialogue
Parliament is morerepresentative of diverse communities.
“When I was about 13 I went to the City youth club and a boy the same age as me had moved into the area rom Nigeria. The youth club paired me with him as his peer mentor person.I helped him learn some English and showed him round the area introducing him to my riends and then he started at my school. We are still in contact now even though we, now, go to dierent colleges”