Andy Jolly

Andy Jolly
University of Plymouth | UoP · School of Health Professions

PhD Social Policy

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Introduction
I am a lecturer in social work at the University of Plymouth, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Community Research and Development (ICRD), University of Wolverhampton. My research focuses on irregular migration, food poverty and bordering practices in social care.

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Publications (36)
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Families in the UK with an irregular migration status are excluded from most mainstream welfare provision through the no recourse to public funds rule, and statutory children’s social work services are one of the few welfare services available to undocumented migrant families. This article draws on semi-structured interviews with undocumented migra...
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The ‘Air Jamaica generation’ of undocumented migrant families who came to the UK over the past 30 years, have received less political and scholarly attention than the so-called Windrush generation, yet are some of the most socially excluded in the UK. These families, particularly those with dependent children, are often invisible in social policy...
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This report outlines an updated estimate of the numbers of young Londoners who are foreign-born, or foreign nationals, and disaggregates the likely numbers who are undocumented and who are nationals of EEA+ countries. The report outlines which London boroughs have particular concentrations of children and young people from a migrant background and...
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Firewalls are clear divisions between border policing and the provision of basic social rights. They have a dual character: to ensure that no information collected with the purpose of safeguarding basic social rights should be shared for immigration control purposes; and that migrants should not be subject to immigration control when being present...
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Much has been written about the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in care homes in Europe and North America, with claims that the high mortality rate has been worsened by the policy decisions taken by governments. This essay argues that the concept of statutory neglect is a useful framework for understanding situations where neglect results from la...
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Purpose This study aims to outlines the findings of the first qualitative evidence synthesis of empirical research on the impact of the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) rule which prevents most temporary migrants from accessing social security benefits in the UK. Design/methodology/approach The review used the 2020 Preferred Reporting Items for...
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Background This study aimed to understand the extent of household food insecurity amongst undocumented migrant families in Birmingham,UK. Methods Cross-sectional survey of households (n = 74) with dependent children using the USDA 18-item household food security (HFS) module. All households had an irregular immigration status and were accessing an...
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This paper describes a practitioner reflection on early help for migrant families with no recourse to public funds. We used Maclean’s ‘weather model’ to examine the positives and challenges of the work. The reflection led to positive changes in programme delivery, but also highlighted tensions between following a structured practice manual and allo...
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Undocumented migrants are at particular risk of social exclusion, both because of the precarity of their immigration status, and because of restrictive welfare policies at a national level, which make it more difficult for non-nationals to access social security and other welfare programs. In the absence of access to other forms of support, health...
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Firewalls separate rights provision for undocumented migrants from the border policing of migration authorities. In this article, we compare how firewalls have been negotiated during recent years in Sweden and the UK. Firewalls have been partly strengthened in the UK as a result of the ‘Windrush scandal’. Simultaneously, firewalls have been increas...
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There is a long history of immigration control and welfare conditionality in the UK, but the interaction between immigration policies and food poverty is under-researched. This article outlines the links between immigration control and food poverty or destitution in the UK. Drawing on insights from the existing literature and a structured discussio...
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Developing collaborative and cooperative research across academic disciplines and university administrative boundaries can be a challenge. In an attempt to understand and propose solutions to this challenge, the authors of this paper set out to: test an innovative combination of methods to generate and evaluate ideas and strategies; and to write ab...
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This qualitative study using a grounded theory approach, assesses the construction of claims in online news articles and below the line comments in connection with foodbank use in the West Midlands region, UK. The sample includes 146 online news articles and 132 below the line comments, commencing 23 September 2010 until 8 April 2019. Individual fo...
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Migrants with ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF) are at high risk of destitution due to their exclusion from most welfare benefits and statutory housing support. This is a longstanding issue that has been highlighted by campaigners, academics and the migration sector. This report examines how local authorities in England responded to people with...
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This presentation briefly outlines the findings of the 'Local authority responses to people with NRPF during the pandemic' research project.
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Migrants with ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF) are at high risk of destitution due to their exclusion from most welfare benefits and statutory housing support. This is a longstanding issue that has been highlighted by campaigners, academics and the migration sector. This report examines how local authorities in England responded to people with...
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In response to some of the criticisms of previous research into the arts in criminal justice, this article presents findings from research with a music programme run by a Youth Offending team (YOT). Data were collected on the attendance of 42 participants at YOT appointments – matched against a comparison group – and measures of change over time in...
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The interim briefing presents initial findings from a project exploring the support available to migrants with no recourse to public funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research included a survey of local authorities in England, and a call for evidence from migrant support organisations in England, Scotland and Wales. More than 90 percent of...
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This interim briefing presents initial findings from a project exploring the support available to migrants with no recourse to public funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research included a survey of local authorities in England, and a call for evidence from migrant support organisations in England, Scotland and Wales. More than 90 percent of...
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The co-produced documentary follows Jose and his community as they organise ESOL classes for new migrants in their area. The documentary outlines an example of the restrictions faced by people seeking asylum in the UK, and how informal, self-organised forms of mutual aid have developed in the absence of more formal forms of voluntary action in one...
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div>Developing collaborative and cooperative research across academic disciplines and university administrative boundaries can be a challenge. In an attempt to understand and propose solutions to this challenge, the authors of this paper set out to: test an innovative combination of methods to generate and evaluate ideas and strategies; and to writ...
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div>Developing collaborative and cooperative research across academic disciplines and university administrative boundaries can be a challenge. In an attempt to understand and propose solutions to this challenge, the authors of this paper set out to: test an innovative combination of methods to generate and evaluate ideas and strategies; and to writ...
Preprint
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Developing collaborative and cooperative research across academic disciplines and university administrative boundaries can be a challenge. In an attempt to understand and propose solutions to this challenge, the authors of this paper set out to: test an innovative combination of methods to generate and evaluate ideas and strategies; and to write ab...
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Although there are estimates of the number of undocumented migrant families resident in the UK, there are currently no estimates at local authority level. As a result, undocumented migrant families are often invisible in local discussions of child poverty and safeguarding, can be excluded from services to safeguard their welfare, and face the risk...
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This paper draws both on the authors’ experiences of making a participatory film exploring collective leadership in diverse communities, and on a world café style workshop at the 2018 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference organised by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Voluntary Sector Studies Network. The inte...
Technical Report
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The Food Action and Research Midlands (FARM) network was created in order to share understanding of current knowledge and particularly knowledge gaps between experts by experience, front line food poverty workers and campaigners and academic researchers. The aim is to use these co-created questions as a basis for campaigns, research and action. The...
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The Irene Taylor Trust runs a music traineeship (Sounding Out) providing ex-prisoners with longer-term rehabilitative opportunities upon their release, to bridge the gap between life inside and outside of prison. Through music creation, performance, training and work placements, the programme aims to develop transferable team working and communicat...
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Undocumented children face a range of circumstances that impact on their emotional health and wellbeing. Children and their families are often living under the shadow of their immigration status, with a heightened risk of poverty, ill health and exploitation, and limited access to services. Many face an uncertain future, unable to make plans and pr...
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Undocumented migrant families experience high levels of food poverty, exclusion from mainstream benefits, and sometimes from social work services. This is an under-researched area for social work in the UK, and there is no statutory guidance for social workers on supporting undocumented migrants. Practitioner research is one way of ‘visibilising’ t...
Conference Paper
An estimated 120,000 children in the UK have an irregular immigration status (Sigona & Hughes, 2012), However, little is known about their distribution across the country, or of their experiences on a local level - of health and well-being and child poverty. This project seeks to begin to address this by exploring the experiences of undocumented m...
Conference Paper
There are an estimated 120,000 undocumented migrant children in the UK (Sigona & Hughes, 2012). Since the 1990’s successive governments have sought to restrict access to paid employment and welfare provision for migrant families. The result has been the emergence of levels of poverty and disadvantage amongst undocumented migrant families which had...

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The project has three aims: 1. Developing a coherent, transferrable and scalable model of migrant aware social work practice for children and families with no recourse to public funds. 2. Reducing numbers of families needing support under section 17 of the Children Act. 3. Development of interdisciplinary and multi-agency practice both within the council and with other local partners.
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This project aims to map local authority responses to migrants in the UK who are subject to the 'No Recourse to Public Funds' condition during the pandemic. The project is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and uses a mix of case studies, survey data and welfare diaries to build up a picture of how people with NRPF have been supported during the lockdown.
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The Early Action Charter Programme is a three-year capacity building programme that will embed preventative approaches within organisations supporting people seeking asylum across England, enable their beneficiaries to understand the crisis points within the asylum system and how to avoid or de-escalate them. The research seeks to address the following three primary outcomes: 1. Developing a robust monitoring and evaluation framework - Including defining the impact and progression indicators, agreeing methods for recording them (qualitative and quantitative), frequency, and identifying what systems/tools are required to capture the impact for people seeking asylum. 2. Assessing project impact - evaluating how effective the programme has been in enabling frontline organisations to embed early action approaches. 3. Analysing evidence of the implications of early action in creating an effective asylum system.