A Two-Way Street: Improving Integration, Social Cohesion and Tolerance in the UK

Date
Wednesday, 20th February 2019
Time
10:15am - 4:30pm
Cost
£114 - £316
Website
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In March 2018 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) launched its Integrated Communities Strategy green paper. Aimed at tackling the root causes of poor integration, the new strategy is accompanied by a £50 million fund for the period 2018-2020. In July 2018 the Government made an additional £7 million funding (Integrated Communities Innovation Fund) available to support trailblazing approaches to building more integrated communities across five integration areas in England.

In light of a recent publication of the Integrated Communities Strategy, this timely symposium offers an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, third sector organisations and other stakeholders to analyse its implementation and share best practice in effective ways to create community cohesion. It will also provide all relevant stakeholders with a platform to discuss ways of overcoming challenges and ensuring Britain remains a place of tolerance and inclusivity.

Delegates will:

  • Engage with the Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy
  • Consider the use of alternative terminology to replace the British Values
  • Review demographic changes on national and local levels
  • Examine strategies to respond to the changes in the demographic composition
  • Find out about the lessons learned from the five integration areas
  • Understand the responsibilities of local authorities in implementing the new strategy
  • Determine how to reach under-represented groups, involving people from their local community and using the right lines of communication
  • Examine the role of schools in educating on challenging topics such as racism, prejudice and hate crime
  • Understand the importance that ESOL classes can play in creating equality in opportunities and discuss ways to tailor them to meet local needs

To view our brochure, including the full event programme, click here.

There is a 20% early registration discount off the standard delegate rates (subject to type of organisation and terms and conditions) for bookings received by the 11th January 2019.
Location still to be announced.