The East of England Local Government Association hosts the regional Strategic Migration Partnership, one of twelve UK partnerships funded by the Home Office
The Partnership is a tiered regional network which works with partners to develop and support local migrant worker and asylum seekers and refugee networks, encompassing grass roots organisations and a network of multi-agency fora and specialist and task groups. All local groups feed into a regional Migrant Worker Steering Group and the Asylum and Refugee Reference Group, each with a mechanism to feed into respective national bodies.
The Partnership receives an annual grant from the Home Office for the operation of the enabling function as described above. Payment of the grant is dependent on the achievement of key performance indicators agreed between the East of England LGA Strategic Migration Partnership and the Home Office.
Regional Strategic Migration Partnership structure January 2015
We are currently supporting:
- Migrant Worker and Asylum and Refugee networks - Supporting local migrant worker and asylum seekers and refugee networks, encompassing grass roots organisations and a network of multi-agency fora and specialist and task groups, as well as regional groups such as the Migrant Worker Steering Group (MWSG), the Asylum and Refugee Reference Group, the Social Care Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) group and the No Recourse to Public Funds group (NRPF).
- Training - The East of England Strategic Migration Partnership organises and delivers training to partners who provide services to asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers.
- Strategic Migration Partnership Newsflash - The Newsflash is issued every two weeks and is a roundup of publications, information, events, funding and jobs relating to asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers for anyone who wants to keep up to date with the latest developments.
- Developing resources - The Strategic Migration Partnership has produced resources to meet identified needs in support of partners in the East of England who work with refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers.