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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Research interviews for inquiry into immigration and integration

The Challenge, who provides the Secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration, has finished conducting research interviews for the APPG’s inquiry into integration and immigration. Over the past two months The Challenge has been talking to relevant experts to gain a better understanding of the existing English provision landscape in the…

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Response to call for evidence for inquiry into immigration and integration

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has received an excellent range of submissions from a wide range of stakeholders to its call for evidence which closed on 13 March 2017. Commenting on the submissions, the APPG Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, said: “We are very pleased to see so many organisations and individuals…

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English language provision and social integration

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration launched Stage Two of its inquiry into immigration and integration with a public evidence session on Monday 27 February. APPG members reconvened to hear from Saira Grant (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants), James Cupper (National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages to…

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