Migrant integration services during challenging times

Are you interested in how to better co-design projects and services?

Are you grappling with the changing immigration context and how to engage with government?

Or would you most like to participate in research about how best to translate integration services to remote learning/virtual delivery in the context of COVID-19?

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Immigration Research Initiative at Concordia University, Canada, studying how organisations design and deliver migrant integration services (language classes, social and professional integration services) and the approaches of service user/ community involvement and collaboration in Scotland and Quebec.
 
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has obviously created enormous challenges for organisations, as we all try to navigate the new reality of social distancing and online working. I would therefore like to work with third sector organisations to see what research would be most valuable for you, in relation to service design and delivery. What are your primary concerns, and how can my research support you to better run your services and activities?
 
I am asking migrant integration organisations in Glasgow if you could complete a short survey about your experiences in order to inform my research. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes. If you are interested, I would also like to know whether your organisation would like to co-create the research (i.e. determine the research questions that are most relevant and useful for your organisation, collaborate with me in undertaking the research) or participate as a case study. I will be conducting interviews with interested organisations in Glasgow (via Zoom) over the next few months.