- Start date: 1 October 2020
- End date: 30 September 2021
- Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Value: 98,405 GBP (ESRC), 24,602 GBP (Leeds)
- Primary investigator: 01060908
- Co-investigators: Dr Roxana Barbulescu
Roma in Northern England: Creating interventions towards a better quality of life is a twelve month project which builds on previous ethnographic research among Czech and Slovak Roma in Leeds. Roma across Europe have historically experienced economic and political marginalisation with a multitudes of studies documenting the higher poverty rates, worse health outcomes, higher incidence of smoking and long-term health conditions, and lower education than the majority populations in the same countries.
The project seeks to make better use of research to enable service providers and local authorities to introduce more meaningful policy interventions to make a difference in the everyday lives of Roma residents of northern towns. Among the key objectives of the project is to disseminate findings of previous research. The project also looks at the impact of the end of the Brexit transition period and of the EU Settlement Scheme on Roma.