Hostility to migration and multiculturalism can be exacerbated by local economic pressures. This applies to job opportunities, housing availability and access to services like health and education.
The more these things are stretched, the easier it is for hostile narratives about immigration and multiculturalism to take hold. This is especially true in areas with recent migrant populations - with the far right able to point the finger at newcomers or claim that certain groups are going to the front of the queue.
At this event we hear from practitioners about steps to address narratives of scarcity. We will discuss measures to reduce service pressures and create economic opportunities - as well as ideas for contesting negative narratives.
This event is the fourth in our Hopeful Towns ‘What Works’ series. Each webinar looks at a different aspect of local policy, to understand what works when it comes to building resilience in English and Welsh towns.
- Pete Rowley, Director, East Marsh Construction
- Clare Birkett, Associate Director at Economy
- David Bailey, Traveller & Diversity Manager, Fenland Council
- Nick Olsen, Counter-Extremism
Community Co-ordinator, Cardiff Council