Breaking down barriers to integration

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration

Welcome to the website for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration.

The APPG on Social Integration is a cross-party group of parliamentarians that aims to drive forward a cross-party conversation on policy solutions that break down barriers to integration and creates opportunities for people from all walks of life to connect with each other and build bonds of trust.

Our society is stronger when it is more connected. Getting integration right is something that should matter to everyone in Britain, whether you're newly-arrived here or can trace your ancestors back for centuries. People from different backgrounds living well together and having a shared sense of belonging helps make our communities more cohesive and resilient to those who try to foster divisions. The Social Integration APPG can play an important role in developing a consensus for approaches that can make a practical difference.

Holly Lynch MP Chair APPG on Social Integration. (Following her appointment as Shadow Minister of Immigration, Holly Lynch is no longer a member of the APPG. Peter Gibson MP is currently acting chair.)

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Latest news

Business and volunteering focus for MPs’ new inquiry into COVID-19 and social connection

21 July 2020

A new inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration will examine the legacy and lessons of the COVID-19 crisis in relation to social connection and integration. The…

Webinar: Social Connection during COVID-19 (Lessons and Future Challenges)

07 May 2020

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration has teamed up with British Future for this online webinar, to share the findings from Part One from our latest inquiry into social connection during the COVID-19 crisis. Members…

Call for evidence: What can we learn from the COVID-19 crisis about social connection with isolated groups?

20 March 2020

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration has decided to run a short inquiry that focuses on what we can learn from the COVID-19 crisis about social connection with isolated groups

Watch online evidence sessions

The APPG on Social Integration has been holding informal online oral evidence sessions to examine the issues which Covid-19 has created for socially isolated groups and the best practice for responding to these challenges. Watch all three sessions below.

Chaired by Holly Lynch MP

Access the latest reports from the Social Integration APPG, including the Inquiry into the integration of immigrants.

Upcoming events, evidence sessions and other key dates for the APPG.

See which Parliamentarians are members of the APPG