Welcome to the Refugee and Migrant Integration Hub

Integration is a two-way process of mutual adaptation between refugees & migrants and host societies into the social, economic, cultural and political life of the community. Similarly, refugee and migrant integration requires the participation of a wide range of actors, including not just refugees and migrants themselves, but the communities and professionals welcoming them. Given the geographic and thematic scale of this undertaking, the sharing and coordination of resources, best practices, and lessons learned can be a particular challenge.

To facilitate the sharing of integration resources, best practices and lessons learned, IOM UK is pleased to launch the Integration Hub, for those working to support refugees and migrants in the UK. Through the Integration Hub, you will find information and products such as pre-departure orientation, early skills profiling, guides for employers, historic and cultural information on countries of origin and practical guidance on using the Indicators of Integration that IOM UK developed as part of its pre-departure and post-arrival work along the resettlement continuum.

The whole day reaffirmed why we do what we do.

- Education professional, Syrian session, Scotland

I feel comfortable that there is someone who cares about me and my life.

- Refugee attending a LINK IT post-arrival orientation session in Leeds

Excellent…My practice has been challenged. The way I view and understand UASCs has been transformed from today. I recommend this training to those who work with UASCs.

- UASC session participant, South West

Thank you for inviting us and for the warm welcome we received in this good country!

- Refugee attending a LINK IT post-arrival orientation in Chichester

I have increased empathy for clients…with more meaning and understanding behind it.

- DRC session participant, North West

Pre-Departure/Post-Arrival Support: Resources for Local Authorities

IOM UK plays an important role in the integration continuum, connecting the information provided to resettled refugees before departing for the UK with their experiences post-arrival. As these resources are targeted for local authorities, please note that to access them you will be prompted to register using an official gov.uk email address

Refugee Information Sessions

Since 2016, IOM UK has produced a number of sessions covering important background information on various refugee and vulnerable migrant communities. Explore this section for more information and access to the resources shared in our Refugee Information Sessions, Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children sessions, and Engaging Migrant Communities in the Context of COVID-19 webinar.

2019 Indicators of Integration Framework

In 2019 the UK Home Office revised its framework for the Indicators of Integration, adapting its successful 2004 framework with recent research on integration and nationwide consultation on its use. In order to enhance the wide use and applicability of the framework, IOM UK and the Home Office worked together to increase Local Authorities´ familiarity and confidence in using the Indicators of Integration Framework. Explore this section for more information and to access related resources.

Meet the Team and Contact Us

Our Resettlement and Integration Team is dedicated to works supporting refugee and migrant integration in the UK, and enhancing social cohesion in British Communities. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected]


Bindu Issac
Resettlement and Integration Team Coordinator


Ahmad Al-Rashid
Cross-Cultural Facilitator


Mallory Carlson
Resettlement and Integration Training Coordinator


Nathan Denne
Project Officer, specializing in pre-departure and labour market integration


Meredith Radke
Project Officer, specializing in Refugee Information Sessions


Amanda Salomonsson
Project Officer, specializing in pre-departure and safeguarding

"Migration is one of the key realities of our time. It cuts across communities, influences priorities, and shapes societies.
To realise the benefits of migration for migrants and host communities alike, our responses must be innovative, collaborative and designed beyond the immediate."

 

Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission of the IOM UK Office