The Next Steps for Integrating Communities: Reviewing Your Approach to Creating Cohesive Neighbourhoods

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Ted Cantle CBE, Founder, The iCoCo Foundation (Chair)
  • Penny Hobman, Deputy Director, Integration Strategy Department, MHCLG
  • Nizam Uddin, Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration, The Prince’s Trust
  • Antony Hawkins, Strategy & Business Development Director, The Challenge
  • Yousiff Meah, Director- Curriculum Development, Luton Tigers
  • Jo Broadwood, CEO of the new Cohesion and Integration Network
  • Julie Robbins, Head of Inclusion, Youth Sport Trust


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

The event:

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 morning session will explore an overview of the Government progress to date and future developments in policy, followed by a discussion around accessing support and successfully fostering integration in local areas.

The afternoon session will then offer a chance to hear from local authorities who are developing local integration plans, with a focus on creating inclusive environments for young people in schools and education facilities.

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.

Futher information:

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: | 0207 593 5657

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Wednesday 10th July 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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