The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have produced a March 2018 digital toolkit based on their Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper.
This resource has been created to facilitate conversations and gather feedback on the Government’s vision for building integrated communities.
The Social Mobility Commission has a vital role to play in “[putting] the Government’s feet to the fire” – but changes need to be made.
We need to build the capacity of our leaders to promote and achieve integration outcomes. Do you agree?
This is from the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper (PDF), produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in March 2018.
The Green Paper invites views through public consultation on the government’s proposals to realise our vision of a society where people of all backgrounds get on with each other.
The paper proposes:
Measures to support recent migrants so that they have the information they need to integrate into society and understand British values and their rights and responsibilities
Core integration measures for national and local government to focus on
Measures to ensure that all children and young people are prepared for life in modern Britain and have the opportunity for meaningful social mixing with those from different backgrounds.
MHCLG are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across local government, in the faith, voluntary, community and business sectors, and the general public.
The consultation will end on 5th June 2018.
Access the Government website to find out more about the consultation.
Read the Green Paper (PDF).
Business in the Community have launched a February 2018 survey to build further on the findings of their 2015 survey, Race at Work.
They are keen to hear from all ethnicities – everyone aged 16 and over, employed or self-employed in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
The survey questions examine the following workplace issues:
How to talk about race
Pay gap monitoring and reporting
Workplace bullying and harassment
The survey takes approximately 13 minutes to complete.
Complete the survey.
In November 2017, the Women and Equalities Select Committee (WEC) launched an inquiry into the results of the recently published Race Disparity Audit.
The deadline for written submissions is 27 November 2017.
The Women and Equalities Select Committee (WEC) is continuing an inquiry into the inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) launched a public consultation on caste in Great Britain and Equality Law in March 2017. Responses must be made by 18 July 2017, and in particular, views are sought on ensuring legal protection against caste discrimination.
Responses to a consultation on proposals to further extend charging for overseas visitors and migrants who use the NHS; including the Royal College of Nursing, the TUC, and the Race Equality Foundation. The Government responded in February 2017.
The Trades Union Congress launched a survey into Racism at Work in January 2017. The TUC is asking non-unionised as well as unionised workers to complete the survey.
In April 2016, the Home Affairs Select Committee launched a short inquiry into anti-Semitism. The Committee published its report following the inquiry in October 2016. The Government responded to the report in December 2016.