Blog by Chuka Umunna MP

These days it feels like we’re more connected than ever before. Most of us have smart phones and are glued to our screens sending messages and constantly checking our social media feeds. I myself use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram daily to connect and communicate with my constituents. With young people sharing more of their lives…

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Visit to South London

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration visited the first intergenerational nursery based at a care home in the UK, Apples and Honey Nightingale, to learn about how it is fostering stronger connections between the young and old. The APPG’s Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, met with the nursery and care home’s staff, and…

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Response to call for evidence for inquiry into intergenerational connection

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has received an excellent selection of submissions from a diverse range of individuals and organisations to its call for evidence on intergenerational connection, which closed on 7th September 2018. Commenting on these submissions, the APPG Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, said: “We are delighted that so many…

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Visit to the West Midlands

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration visited two intergenerational projects in the West Midlands as part of its inquiry into intergenerational connection. The first visit took place at the Birmingham LGBT Centre, where the APPG’s Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, met with staff and participants of the Rainbow Bridge project, which forges social…

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Call for evidence for inquiry into intergenerational connection

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has today launched a call for evidence as part of its inquiry into intergenerational connection. The APPG welcomes submissions from as wide a range of organisations and individuals as possible, with the deadline being Friday, 7th September 2018. The inquiry into intergenerational connection was launched in…

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Visit to South London

Led by Chair Chuka Umunna MP, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration visited three different intergenerational initiatives in south London to gather evidence as part of its inquiry into intergenerational connection. The first visit of the day took place at Rachel McMillan Nursery School in Deptford, where nursery children and older people…

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Visit to Manchester

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration visited a range of intergenerational projects in Manchester to gain insights and case studies for its inquiry into intergenerational connection. The APPG’s Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, met first with members of staff from the Manchester School of Architecture to hear about how living spaces can be…

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Response to the Integrated Communities Strategy

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has today welcomed the publication of the Government’s new Integrated Communities Strategy – but warned it is vital for integration to be seen as a two way street in the way the strategy is implemented. The Green Paper outlines five areas where the Government wants to…

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Intergenerational connection report launched

Today the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration launches its inquiry into intergenerational connection. To mark the launch, the group is publishing a collection of essays, Ages Apart? Ties and Divides Across the Generations. The collection includes contributions from pollsters, policy thinkers and practitioners – capturing  the views and insights of experts on various…

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‘Integration Not Demonisation’ report launched

A new report from The All Parliamentary Group on Social Integration chaired by Chuka Umunna MP argues that the toxic immigration debate is hindering integration and calls for urgent action to build a more cohesive society. The report concludes the cross party group’s inquiry into the integration of immigrants, and follows the interim report in January which…

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