Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper

Posted: Tue, 29 May 2018 10:54

the Government recently published an Integrated Communities Green Paperwhich sets out its vision for building strong and integrated communities, and proposes a number of actions to deliver this at a local and national level.

The Government is now consulting on the content of the paper and inviting individuals, communities and organisations to share their thoughts on the most effective ways to address integration challenges.

They are particularly keen on hearing from local actors and City of Sanctuary groups working on the front-lines of local communities to support refugees and people seeking asylum are particularly well placed to take part.

If you are interested in pulling together a response to this consultation, Asylum Matters has drafted a template response which you can find attached.

The Government has committed to "work with civil society and others to increase integration support available to those recognised as refugees after arrival in the UK," – so this process is a real opportunity to shape what the integration package to new refugees will look like.

The template includes suggested key messages and guidance on which types of case studies or examples might be useful to include.

The deadline for responses is Tuesday 5th June 2018.

If you're not able to put in a submission but have thoughts you'd like to contribute or examples of best practice in your local community, do share them with Andrea at Asylum Matters: andrea@asylummatters.org.

Tags: Consultation, Community