|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1080/09503159508411625|
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Vietnamese people have been working to help their compatriots in their settlement in the UK in a number of ways ever since the early arrivals of refugees in the mid 1970s. A national organisation, Refugee Action, has played a part in promoting the employment of bilingual, bicultural workers. Initially this was through training and employing Vietnamese and Chinese fieldworkers in a social welfare programme. Since 1984 a community development team has worked with local communities to enable refugees from Vietnam to become self-sufficient and able to participate fully in UK society, and to promote better service provision for refugees.
This article examines the work of the community development team. It draws on interviews I held in 1993 and 1994 with eight Vietnamese workers, and the two white British team coordinators. At the time of my interviews the team numbered fifteen in all. I also spoke to some local Vietnamese community workers, activists and community group members.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1995 Routledge|
|Keywords:||refugee; community development; networks; bilingual; bicultural; Vietnamese|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||Jill Reynolds|
|Date Deposited:||25 Feb 2010 11:24|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2016 12:31|
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