Conference | Housing
Tackling Broken Britain: Building a Stronger Society
Manchester Conference Centre
22 May 2012
A lack of respect, a misguided sense of entitlement, a breakdown in moral authority, simple opportunism, pure criminality…these are just some of the responses to the riots that erupted across Britain in August 2011. But what are the real reasons behind this mass disorder? Many were quick to blame gang culture or issues within the criminal justice system, but surely the riots are really indicative of the deepening inequality within our society. Tackling Broken Britain: Building a Stronger Society will follow the report of the Communities and Victims Panel, getting to grips with the fundamental issues of our society, and establishing how to build strong, socially and economically resilient communities. Covering areas such as youth services, education, welfare, health and social care and criminal justice, and examining potential solutions such as community budgets and early intervention initiatives, this seminar is for professionals from across the public sector and beyond.