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Integration

We work to raise the profile of integration, with policy recommendations to increase contact between people from different backgrounds.

We need to think about integration and social connection in a new way – refusing to divide people into ‘Them and Us’, whether that’s about migrants, ethnic minorities or British Muslims.

We put forward concrete ideas to make integration an ‘everybody’ issue, shaping a ‘New Us’ so we can all feel part of a country that is closer, kinder and more connected.

British Future was one of a broad coalition of voices calling for the 2020s to be a ‘Decade of reconnection’ – and is now an integral part of the Together Coalition carrying this work forward.

British Future is the secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration. Click here for more information on the APPG, and here for the APPG website. 

Why I’ll be offering a home to a Ukrainian refugee – and how to get the system right

Why I’ll be offering a home to a Ukrainian refugee – and how to get the system right Date: 14 March 2022

British Future Associate Fellow Jill Rutter writes about why her family has decided to offer a home to a Ukrainian refugee; and what the government needs to do to get this new scheme right.

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Can shared pride in club football help bring communities together?

Can shared pride in club football help bring communities together? Date: 2 March 2022

Our new Shared Goals project will explore the power of club football to help build social connection and bridge divides.

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What does the Levelling Up white paper mean for integration?

What does the Levelling Up white paper mean for integration? Date: 4 February 2022

Jill Rutter, an Associate Fellow at British Future, looks at the content of the new white paper on ‘Levelling up’, and what it could mean for integration

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Celebrating welcome for Hong Kongers in the UK

Celebrating welcome for Hong Kongers in the UK Date: 2 February 2022

Hong Kongers and those working to welcome them in the UK came together for the formal launch of the Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers – which we are proud to be hosting at British Future.

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‘For integration and social connection, policy matters’ – a speech by Sunder Katwala at launch of new Belong research

‘For integration and social connection, policy matters’ – a speech by Sunder Katwala at launch of new Belong research Date: 29 November 2021

For integration and social connection, policy matters. A speech by British Future Director Sunder Katwala at the launch event for a new research report by the Belong Network.

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Why building better communities is everyone’s business

Why building better communities is everyone’s business Date: 27 October 2021

Businesses of all sizes, sectors and situations stepped up during the pandemic to help local communities. A new Social Integration APPG report asks whether this will continue and how business could contribute to the levelling-up of people and places.

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Time running out to harness benefits of Covid-19 volunteer spirit – new APPG report

Time running out to harness benefits of Covid-19 volunteer spirit – new APPG report Date: 27 October 2021

The upsurge in volunteering during the Covid-19 pandemic helped to connect people from different backgrounds and promote integration. This appetite for community action risks being lost without urgent policy action, warns a new APPG report.

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Putting people at the heart of the Levelling Up agenda: conference fringe report

Putting people at the heart of the Levelling Up agenda: conference fringe report Date: 5 October 2021

Communities and social infrastructure should be at the heart of the Levelling Up agenda, said the panel at this Conservative Party conference fringe, featuring Danny Kruger, PPS to Michael Gove at the Department for Levelling UP, Housing and Communities.

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Teaching children our imperial past can help them understand Britain today

Teaching children our imperial past can help them understand Britain today Date: 10 August 2021

Children must be taught the history of Britain’s imperial legacies if they are to understand the country they live in today, writes Dr Samir Puri, author of ‘The great imperial hangover’.

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