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

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Latest news

Call for evidence on co-location and intergenerational housing

13 August 2019

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has released a second call for evidence as part of its inquiry into intergenerational connection. Following the launch of its ‘Healing the Generational Divide’ interim report in May 2019, the APPG would like to gather further evidence on two of the key policy areas being explored in…

APPG to talk technology in Parliament

10 June 2019

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration welcomes all to a discussion on the way technology can help bridge the generational divide, in the Wilson Room of Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, from 2:30PM – 3:30PM on Monday, 17th June. The event follows the launch of the APPG’s ‘Healing the Generational Divide’ interim report…

Launch of ‘Healing the Generational Divide’ report

16 May 2019

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has today launched its Healing the Generational Divide interim report, examining the extent of the current gap between older and younger people, and what can be done to bridge it. The APPG’s chair, Chuka Umunna MP, is launching the report at the University of Bath’s Institute…

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