New research reveals growing ethnic divisions in the UK

Deep concern over growing segregation as new research shows Britons are socialising less with people from different ethnic backgrounds. A study commissioned by The Challenge, has found that, compared to a similar survey in 2014, Britons are socialising less with people from a different ethnicity to their own and… Read More

Communities Secretary calls for ‘British values oath’

The Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has said that civil servants and other holders of public office should swear an oath to British values.  He said that people couldn’t play a “positive role” in public life unless they were prepared to listen to views they didn’t agree with and accept… Read More

Long awaited Casey Review published

Dame Louise Casey has today released her long-awaited report into integration and inclusion in the UK. The review, commissioned by former PM David Cameron, argues that with an increasingly diverse population, we need to do more to bring people from different backgrounds together.  In … Read More

Release of government report into integration imminent

The Government is expected to publish its review into integration in our country over the coming days. The Casey review will focus on the stark impact of ethnic, class and faith segregation in Britain and will no doubt spark intense debate over how we tackle these divisions. In a… Read More

#iwill week celebrates youth social action

This week, the 21st– 25th of November has been#iwill week. #iwill is a UK-wide movement that aims to make involvement in social action (e.g. fundraising, volunteering and campaigning) a normal part of life for 10-20 year-olds by the year 2020. Currently 4 in 10 young people take part in meaningful social action… Read More

How do we make sure our cities are more integrated?

The world is becoming an increasingly diverse place, and global leading cities are a microcosm of this change. Population projections for London show that Londoners are becoming an ever more diverse bunch – within 25 years, almost half of all Londoners will come from a black or minority ethnic background. Read More

Migration, integration and Brexit

A Challenge poll has revealed that 58% of British people believe migrants are not integrating well into British society. The poll conducted by YouGov was published today, just as the government prepares to release its major review into social integration, segregation and extremism and amid ongoing debate about immigration following Brexit. The survey… Read More

How mixed is your neighbourhood?

The Challenge is launching a new campaign, London – nowhere off limits. London is becoming ever more diverse. Yet London is reported to be one of the most segregated places in the UK. This diversity is one of the things Londoners most rate about living here – but research indicates that… Read More

The relationship ripple effect

The Challenge believes that the programmes we offer make a real difference to the lives of the young people who participate on them. Furthermore, we believe that bringing together people from different backgrounds has positive effects on society at large, and is crucial in the development of more united… Read More

Parliamentary group calls for evidence on immigration and integration

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has announced a call for evidence The group will explore how immigration system reform could improve integration. The group Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, has been vocal about the immigration debate in the past. In particular, he has argued that the debate… Read More