14 March 2018

Government Must Spent More Than £50m To 'Heal The Nation,' Ex-Integration Tsar Says

The plan to spend £50m to encourage social integration will not be enough to produce the “seismic change” the country needs, the government’s former integration tsar has warned.

Dame Louise Casey, who wrote a report for the government on integration in 2016, said a the UK needed “healing”.

Her intervention came as Communities Secretary Sajid Javid launched the government’s Integrated Communities Strategy which calls on schools to teach “British values”, sets out plans to boost English language skills and encourage women from minority communities to find jobs.

Five pilot areas – Blackburn, Bradford, Peterborough, Walsall and the London borough of Waltham Forest – will develop local integration plans allowing new strategies to be tested as the programme develops. [The Huffington Post UK] Read more