What are the key reasons behind Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in the Polish community in Scotland? Our first guest blog is out on SPICe Spotlight, the Scottish Parliament Information Centre’s website. It is co-written by our own Paulina Trevena and Magda Grzymkowska from Feniks, an Edinburgh-based mental health charity. The blog combines our early findings with Feniks’ workContinue reading “Our first guest blog”
Defining ‘essential work’ is far from straightforward – it varies across countries and the list of ‘essential work’ jobs has changed throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. At the beginning of our research, in November 2020, we adopted the UK Government definition1,2 of essential work as: the type of work that is essential for keeping British societyContinue reading “What essential work do Polish migrants in the UK do?”
Key milestone achieved! We have just finished interviewing. We have conducted 50 online interviews in total: 40 with Polish essential workers in the UK and 10 with key stakeholders providing support to migrant workers in the country. We originally planned to conduct 30 interviews with Polish workers but ended up doing 10 more having obtainedContinue reading “Interviews completed”
Our online survey about the impacts of Covid-19 on Polish essential workers was active for 8 weeks, from 15 February to 12 April 2021, and about 1,100 Polish essential workers living in the UK left valid responses. We were interested to hear from Poles who lived in the UK for at least three months inContinue reading “Our online survey”
Fieldwork update! We are currently conducting online interviews with Polish essential workers in the UK and key stakeholders providing support to migrant workers in the country. If you wish to get involved in the study either as a Polish essential worker or someone who works with migrant workers, please contact us: HERE.
Our online survey is now closed. We wish to thank all respondents for taking the time to contribute and sharing thoughts. We have over 1,000 responses, which is a fantastic result. The aim of the survey is to map Covid-19 impacts on Polish essential workers in the UK. The survey was live for eight weeksContinue reading “Survey closed”
We have launched our online survey today! The aim of the survey is to map Covid-19 impacts on Polish essential workers in the UK. It is anonymous, dual-language (English and Polish) and will remain live for eight weeks until 12 April 2021. The survey participants can opt in to take part in a draw toContinue reading “Our survey is live!”
We are very excited to welcome Dr Paulina Trevena to our team! Paulina is an expert in Polish and Eastern European migration to the UK. Her work has focused on lived experiences of social and geographical mobility, work and employment, mental health, well-being, and integration. She has a strong track record in policy-oriented research, including commissioned workContinue reading “Our team has expanded :-)”
We are thrilled to say that the project started in November 2020 and will run until May 2022. As any research project, it will involve a few months of preparation before the fieldwork begins in early 2021. Check up this site for updates!