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A Community Profile of EU8 Migrants in Edinburgh and an Evaluation of their Access to Key Services

DescriptionThis report details findings on a study which focuses on the demography of EU8 migrants in Edinburgh and their access to health, housing and other social care services, including a case study of a frontline homelessness service in Edinburgh.
Official Print Publication DateDecember 2007
Website Publication DateDecember 20, 2007


Pam Orchard, Andrzej Szymanski and Nad'a Vlahova; Edinburgh Cyrenians Prepared for: The Scottish Government, Homelessness DivisionAnd The City of Edinburgh Council (Homelessness Services)
ISBN 978 0 7559 6902 9 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254

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1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
3. Literature Review
4. Methodology
5. Community Profile
6. The Cowgate Centre and EU8 Service Users
7. Survey of Services
8. Recommendations
9. Conclusions


Pam Orchard Assistant Director, Edinburgh Cyrenians
Andrzej Szymanski Project Research Co-ordinator
Nad'a Vlahova Project Outreach Worker
With additional work by Rosie Robertson and Golda Fischer

Research instruments can be obtained from Edinburgh Cyrenians: 0131 475 2354 • admin@cyrenians.org.ukwww.cyrenians.org.uk

Steering Group

Kate Bilton (Scottish Government) Pippa Goldschmidt (Scottish Government), Chris MacLullich (City of Edinburgh Council), Phil Smith (Lothian and Borders Police), Rachel Helms and Lorna Gunn (Foursquare - Cowgate Centre), Daniel Coote (Scottish Council for Single Homeless)
Chair Pam Orchard (Edinburgh Cyrenians)

The fieldwork on which these findings are based was conducted in 2006, before the Scottish Executive changed its name to the 'Scottish Government'. The term 'Scottish Executive' is therefore used throughout the following report.

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only