Key definitions

What do we mean by New Migrants?

New migrants are defined as individuals who are not British citizens but resident permanently or temporarily in England; this includes asylum seekers, refugees, seasonal workers and travellers, from all ethnic groups from within and outside of the European Union.

What do we mean by Learning Disability?

Learning disability includes the presence of:

• a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence), with;

• a reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning);

• which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development. (Valuing People Now, Department of Health, 2001)