Tackling narratives of scarcity

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 discuss measures to reduce service pressures and create economic opportunities - as well as ideas for contesting negative narratives.