The Resettlement, Asylum and Migration Policy (RAMP) project works with a diverse network of politicians and other leaders seeking to re-imagine a world-class migration system for a successful and integrated Britain. Working across party and sector, we help those with the power to make decisions around Resettlement, Asylum and Migration Policy to find practical and innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing Britain.

 

We are hosted by the Good Faith Partnership and have a small team to execute the project, liaise with parliamentarians and senior leaders, manage, and provide support and training when needed. Our team includes a number of policy advisors with experience in this field.

 

We are working with Fragomen LLP, the largest immigration law firm in the world. Fragomen are providing legal advice, training and development opportunities to our advisors and are on call should any of our team need briefing on technical immigration issues.

 

We are the Secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Migration, which aims to provide a discussion forum for parliamentarians and act as a source of well-evidenced and independent information on key migration issues. The APPG regularly hosts cross-party meetings in Parliament to discuss immigration issues and produces briefing papers and reports to support parliamentary debate. 

 

RAMP is supported by the Barrow Cadbury Fund (company number 00503137), Fragomen LLP, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and Unbound Philanthropy and Family Office.

People

 

 

Dr Russell Rook: Lead Partner

Russell is a founding partner of the Good Faith Partnership. He works extensively with the Home Office, refugee agencies, voluntary sector and faith communities to increase the capacity of communities to welcome vulnerable migrants and refugees in the UK.

 

 

Dr Russell Hargrave: RAMP Programme Director

Russell is a freelance researcher and journalist. Russell has worked at Asylum Aid, New Philanthropy Capital and Power to Change and was previously an assistant to Jenny Willott MP. His latest book on migration is due for publication later this year.

 

 

Rosie Evans: Director of Strategy & Development

Having started her career as a strategy consultant, Rosie has worked with charities, the public sector and businesses to design and set-up programmes to deliver social integration and tackle prejudice, most recently as a Director and acting CFO at More in Common. She is a member of the GLA Social Integration Expert Panel.

 

 

Heather Staff: Adviser to Kate Green MP

Heather is a researcher and strategist who works on refugee integration, migration trends, human rights, political engagement and the rule of law, particularly in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

 

 

Samuel Yung: Adviser to Steve Double MP

Sam came to the UK from Hong Kong. He was previously Communications and Marketing Manager at charity that supports refugee resettlement. Prior to that he worked for the Conservative Christian Fellowship at CCHQ. He now works as Steve Double MP's Parliamentary Assistant in addition to being his Policy Adviser.

 

 

Josh Richards: Adviser to the Bishop of Durham

As an associate of the Good Faith Partnership Josh has been working on refugee resettlement and asylum reform. He previously served as a community organiser and as parliamentary assistant to the Bishop of Durham in the House of Lords.

 

 

David Barclay: Adviser on Inclusion to the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees

Following his term as President of the Oxford University Student Union, David worked as a community organiser in East London, led a national campaign on issues of money and debt, founded the Buxton Leadership Programme and authored a national report on multiculturalism.

 

 

Forward Maisokwadzo: Deputy Adviser on Inclusion to the Mayor of Bristol

A former journalist from Zimbabwe, Forward was previously National Media & Communications Officer for City of Sanctuary UK and Ireland. He also worked as Communications Manager for the Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Media Project run by The MediaWise Trust, a journalism ethics charity.

 

 

Ian Robinson: RAMP Adviser

Ian is a partner at Fragomen LLP, the world’s largest immigration law firm. Before joining Fragomen Ian held several roles in the Home Office including Assistant Director on Economic Migration.

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