Web tool wins community integration award 

26 October 2017

Tool helps practitioners access accurate information about vulnerable migrant families

We are really pleased that the web tool we developed in partnership with COMPAS and Soapbox has won a Community Integration Award, being recognised as joint Research Champion alongside the Runnymede Trust's Our Migration Story project.

The judges acknowledged the significance of the COMPAS research, Safeguarding children from destitution, local authority responses to families with ‘no recourse to public funds’, published in 2015, and how the web tool is a practical response to addressing a pressing need identified in the research for better understanding of the entitlements of migrant families across the voluntary sector and local authorities:

'This is a useful and timely toolkit, helping to support agencies and grassroots organisations and local authorities to access accurate information about the most marginalised and vulnerable. The project draws on two pieces of research, that map needs and identifies gaps, to develop this toolkit and assist local agencies at a time when austerity measures are likely to be constraining their capacity.

This is very good research, clearly identifying a ne​ed, translating it into a practical tool and a useful intervention. Extremely useful and deserving of wider recognition, particularly at a time when the most vulnerable migrants have never been more at risk from the effects of cuts to voluntary and public sector support services.'

Please continue to use and promote the tool within your services: