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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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      Abstract

      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.

      Item Type: Article
      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
      Publisher: Pier Professional
      Refereed: No
      ISSN: 1747-9894
      Depositing User: Dr Philip Brown
      Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2010 17:11
      Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 08:28
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9655

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