Making sense?: The support of dispersed asylum seekers
Brown, P and Horrocks, C 2009, 'Making sense?: The support of dispersed asylum seekers' , International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care , 5 (2) , pp. 22-34.
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Reforms of the system around the accommodation and support needs of asylum seekers entering the United Kingdom (UK), during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have meant that the support of asylum seekers has largely moved away from mainstream social work to be based within dedicated asylum support teams. This article investigates how the workers engaged as asylum support workers understand and make sense of their participation in the support of asylum seekers dispersed across the UK. By drawing upon qualitative research with asylum support workers this paper looks at how such workers make sense of their roles and how the ‘support’ of asylum seekers is conceived. The paper concludes that by working within this political and controversial area of work, workers are constantly finding ways to negotiate their support role within a dominant framework of control.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||asylum seekers, asylum support, narrative analysis, biographical methods|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Subjects outside of the University Themes
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care|
|Depositing User:||Dr Philip Brown|
|Date Deposited:||06 Sep 2010 17:11|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 17:20|
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