- Penny Hobman, Deputy Director, Integration Strategy Department, MHCLG
- Richard Barker, Director of Communities, Waltham Forest Council
- Nizam Uddin, Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration, The Prince’s Trust
- Oliver Lee OBE, Chief Executive, The Challenge
- Further speakers to be announced
In response to the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper, the Government have recently published the Integrated Communities Action Plan which sets out the next steps and targeted support to promote better integration amongst communities. The delivery of the priorities set out in the original green paper will be supported up until March 2020 and further innovations to ‘build the capacity of our leaders, strengthen our communities, improve integration through learning English and give people the infrastructure they need to thrive’ are to be rolled out.
Join this timely Westminster Briefing event on the 10th July for a full update from MHCLG on the new Integrated Communities Action Plan and the support and guidance available to your organisation. This event will explore the new plan from the perspective of local authorities, social services, local businesses, schools, education and faith organisations to offer a cohesive and thorough review of your region and organisation’s strategy.
Key issues to be addressed include:
- The progress so far from the Green Paper and an overview of the Integrated Communities Action Plan
- Timescales and next steps for implementation
- What these changes mean for your sector and how you can start to prepare
- How progress and improvements will be measured
- Integration Area Programme: Support, opportunities and networking
- New and existing Funds and Programmes related to the strategy, incl. Integration Area Programme, Integrated Communities Innovation Fund, Integrated Communities English Language Programme, Near Neighbours and Strengthening Faith Programme
- Exploring the ambitions of the plan for local residents and migrants
- Launching and improving inclusive environments for young people
This event will explore the Integrated Communities Action Plan with a particular focus on what the plan means for local authorities, residents, children and youth services and educational institutions.
The first-half of the morning session will explore an overview of the Government progress to date and future developments in policy.
The second-half of the morning session will include two breakout rooms. The first breakout will focus upon the support available and how to successfully foster integration in local areas. The second breakout will focus on creating inclusive environments for young people in schools and education facilities.
The afternoon session will then give an overview of the resources available to different organisations when tackling integration followed by a panel discussion from a number of local authorities developing local integration plans.
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in community cohesion and inclusion from across the sector, including: local authorities; Councillors; integration officers; leads for community engagement and learning; head/deputy/assistant headteachers; principles & chief executives; schools administrators; governors; LEAs; teaching unions; education and skills director; service manager for learning & schools; education, early years or young persons lead; school improvement officer; director for children’s services; compliance manager; strategic development manager; head of behaviour support service; family support officer; inclusion officers.
Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.
For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657