This project showcases innovative projects across the country which improve integration in local communities.
Local actions to promote social integration – Case studies
This collection of case studies highlights examples of support for recently arrived migrants and refugees, with a particular emphasis on young people.
While there exists a good body of evidence on social integration in the UK, little has been done previously to draw together evidence from different sources and provide local government, charities and other organisations with practical tools to help them to tackle issues that affect their communities.
This report, produced in collaboration with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, focuses on case studies of support for recently arrived migrants and refugees, with a particular emphasis on young people. The case studies describe a range of activities, undertaken by local councils, Police, voluntary organisations, schools and partnerships. They cover arrangements from welcoming and supporting newly arrived migrants, help with learning English, tackling community tensions and identifying modern slavery.
This programme of reports, events, and other activities and outputs questions how societies can remain cohesive in the face of rapid political, social, economic and technological change.
The British Academy’s policy and research work is dedicated to applying that insight to policy issues for public benefit and societal wellbeing.