13528871_10157052708165285_2013349571239888136_n (1)My name’s Lorna Gledhill, and I’m a Policy and Research Officer at Migration Yorkshire. I previously worked for a national campaigns project working with local and national government to try and improve the lives of refugees in the UK.

I specialise in policy, research and campaigns relating to people seeking asylum and refugees, and have a particular interest in the housing experiences of people seeking refugee protection in the UK and Europe.

I’ve been awarded a Travel Scholarship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to travel to Hamburg, Amsterdam, Athens and Barcelona to investigate how formal and informal housing provision for people seeking asylum and refugees can promote long-term community integration; and explore how different models can be transformative for resident communities, newly arrived people, and for long-term social housing provision.

Interested in what I’m getting up to, or have any suggestions of people to talk to? Get in touch: // @lorna_hadley