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

Response to call for evidence for inquiry into immigration and integration

30 March 2017

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…

English language provision and social integration

27 February 2017

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…

Visit to Dagenham

10 February 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration visited a sheltered housing unit in Dagenham to explore how local residents of this highly diverse borough felt about immigration and…

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