Category Qualitative Data

The Human Cost of Brexit (Rights & Citizenship)

In an online roundtable discussion, members of community groups and third & public sector organisations reflected on Brexit’s impact on EU citizens in North East Scotland. Six speakers presented diverse perspectives and more than 65 people attended the discussion that…

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GREC Research (Safety)

The following research is summarised below: ‘Life in Aberdeen’ and ‘Life in Aberdeenshire’ Surveys, 2018 ‘Creating a Fairer and More Equal Aberdeen,’ 2016-17 In the 2018 research, a similar proportion of ethnic minority and Scottish/British participants felt their neighbourhoods were…

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Aberdeen Equality Outcomes Consultation (Safety)

During August and September 2020, GREC conducted a survey to gather feedback from people with protected characteristics to feed into Aerdeen City Council’s Equality Outcomes. The survey was complemented by a series of focus groups held in October and November.…

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Aberdeenshire Council Research (Safety)

While data was not collected on participant ethnicity in the Community Survey or Citizens’ Panel Survey, both found that participants knew people in Aberdeenshire who had experienced prejudice, discrimination or harassment (66% and 39%). A smaller proportion (38% and 22%)…

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The Human Cost of Brexit (Safety)

In an online roundtable discussion, members of community groups and third & public sector organisations reflected on Brexit’s impact on EU citizens in North East Scotland. Six speakers presented diverse perspectives and more than 65 people attended the discussion that…

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Prejudice During Covid-19

At the end of 2020, the Scottish Alliance of Regional Equality Councils (SAREC) carried out a research project to better understand the experiences of Chinese, East and South-East Asian communities in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. In a…

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Economic Experiences (Language)

Whilst the respondents were not a representative sample, it was of interest that relatively few of them had made use of ESOL classes, and most of those who did had self-reported as seeking improvement rather than the basics. Both SSAMIS…

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SSAMIS: Language

Language was a key issue for the group of migrants interviewed in the SSAMIS project: it cut across every sphere of life and had a significant impact on migrant experiences of moving to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Language affected what kind…

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Life in Aberdeen & Shire Surveys (Language)

Less than a quarter of ethnic minority participants disagreed with the phrase ‘I can understand the local accent’ 41.6% had lived in the UK more than 10 years, and only 23.5% were relative newcomers. Nearly all rated their spoken English…

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New Scots (Syrian Refugees) in Aberdeenshire (Language)

By far the top concern for Syrian New Scots was language learning. While most were attending ESOL classes, many felt that provision was inadequate, citing classes at limited times and locations, lack of opportunity for progression, or conversely, classes that…

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Aberdeenshire Council Research (Language)

While data was not collected on participant ethnicity in the Community Survey or Citizens’ Panel Survey, both had participants who felt that a lack of translation and interpretation services make it difficult for people who do not have English as…

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GREC Research (Social Connections)

The following research is summarised below: ‘Life in Aberdeen’ and ‘Life in Aberdeenshire’ Surveys, 2018 Tackling Economic Barriers pilot study, 2017 ‘Creating a Fairer and More Equal Aberdeen,’ 2016-17 351 people took part in the 2018 research, of whom 105…

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Migrants’ Pathways and Journeys in Aberdeen

Focus groups were conducted to discuss migrants’ early experiences in Aberdeen, particularly around health related issues. For newcomers, a key source of information was word of mouth within their own ethnic or language communities, including friends, family, and even local…

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Elphinstone Institute: Home-Hame-Дом-Dom

Home-Hame-Дом-Dom was a creative learning project, bringing people from different backgrounds together to build a sense of community and belonging in the North East. The project aimed to facilitate deeper engagement of Eastern European migrant communities and encourage meaningful integration…

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