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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.
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 - the #iwill goal is to raise this to 6 in 10 by 2020. #iwill aims to enable ALL young people to have access to social action opportunities, wherever they live and whatever their background.
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. One in three Londoners will be pensioners or children, and the income gap between the richest and poorest will have widened considerably - today, London is home to 15% of the richest and 15% of the poorest people in the UK.