Tag Archive for integration

COVID-19 prompts new ways to reach out to isolated people

The coronavirus crisis has prompted many individuals and organisations to do something to help others in their communities. Alongside those examples of civic contribution and local solidarity, the crisis has brought to light the challenges of social isolation.

MPs launch inquiry into combating isolation during Corononavirus crisis

A new parliamentary inquiry will examine best practice for combating isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, making recommendations to government.

Call for ‘Decade of reconnection’ to heal divides

Some of the UK’s biggest organisations from worlds of sport, culture, faith and business call for a ‘decade of reconnection’. 

Government heading for new Windrush if it fails to guarantee EU citizens’ rights, Tories warn

'Repugnant' to move goalposts on EU citizens' rights, senior Conservatives tell party conference fringe

‘Britain never encouraged my Italian parents to become British’

‘Boris asked why my Italian parents didn’t become British – I said it’s because Britain never encouraged them,’ says chair of new citizenship inquiry

British Future citizenship inquiry

A new, independent inquiry into UK citizenship policy, chaired by Alberto Costa MP and coordinated by British Future, will set out practical proposals for citizenship reform that would be capable of securing cross-party support. The initiative also aims to foster further debate about citizenship policy.

Time to boost English language learning

A new ‘Learning English’ freeview TV channel should form part of a £600 million overhaul of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teaching in the UK

An open letter to the new Home Secretary

The new Home Secretary has an opportunity to make historic reforms to immigration policy that restore public trust on the issue, British Future has said in an open letter.

Cricket World Cup could unite us – if only we could all see it

Putting the cricket World Cup behind a paywall is a missed opportunity to bring people across England together, writes Josh Westerling

Immigration after May: What should the new Prime Minister change?

The new Prime Minister must make a ‘clean break’ from the immigration approach of Theresa May if they are to restore public trust on the issue, says a new British Future report.

Crossing Divides ‘On the move’

The BBC ‘Crossing Divides’ season is holding an ‘on the move’ day today, to encourage people to spark conversations on their journeys. Could we talk to each other more on public transport? 

Letting refugees learn

Fluency in English is one of the most important factors underpinning integration. But a new report reveals the difficulties refugees face in accessing the English language classes they need to rebuild their lives in the UK

Sajid Javid: ‘We’ve welcomed people and it’s made us stronger’

At a special event with British Future, Home Secretary Sajid Javid discusses the challenges of immigration, integration and identity in British society today, in conversation with Sunder Katwala.

Why we should postpone the ‘Festival of Britain’

Most people quite like the idea of a 'Festival of Britain', writes Steve Ballinger: but 2022 would be the worst-possible year to hold it.

‘Integration action plan must not be squeezed out by competing pressures of Brexit’

British Future welcomed the Government’s new Integrated Communities Action plan, urging that plans are not squeezed out by competing pressures of Brexit.

VIDEO: Bradford schools unite to Remember Together

Children from two Bradford primary schools, one majority Asian and the other majority white, will come together on Remembrance Sunday to lay a wreath at the Bradford cenotaph made of giant poppies commemorating WW1 soldiers of all backgrounds.

We can find common ground on immigration – but politicians need to work for it

Speech by Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, at the Conservative Party Conference fringe 'Immigration after Brexit - is there common ground?' with ConservativeHome and PWC.

Integration starts with contact in schools

Greater efforts to promote contact between children from different ethnic, faith and class backgrounds  - including 'twinning' of faith schools to help pupils mix with children of other faiths - should be mandatory in all state schools, British Future proposes today in its submission to the government's consultation on its Integrated Communities Strategy green paper.

Integration: getting it right locally

Report from 'Integration: Getting it right locally', a one-day conference organised by British Future, Hope not hate and the Barrow Cadbury Trust