A wide range of research has been grouped under the theme ‘Community’ that loosely relate to the organisation and identities of refugee communities in London. This encompasses relations within and between refugee communities and relations between refugee and receiving communities, including the safety concerns of refugee communities.
Issues covered by the research range from the construction of refugee identities to the attitudes of host population towards new arrivals and how refugees organise and represent themselves in the UK context.
Refugee Community Oral Histories, John Gabriel, London Metropolitan University, 2008
This article examines the educational dimensions of a community-based project that collected oral histories from 15 refugee communities in London. The article also addresses how the curriculum developed as part of this project was shaped by the wider development aims of the project and the effectiveness of the partnership between the organisations from different sectors involved.
Attitudes to khat use within the Somali Community in England, Shilpa Lalji Patel, February 2008
This report reviews the evidence on attitudes to khat use amongst the Somali community in the UK, predominantly located in London. The paper emerges out of an associated study in which the author was involved in 2005 that was funded by the Home Office.
From refugee to citizen: 'standing on my own two feet'. A Research report on integration, 'Britishness' and citizenship, Metropolitan Suport Trust, Oct 2007
This research aims to examine how refugees feel about integration, and becoming or being British.