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1 New Europeans in central Sheffield New Arrivals Service March 2011

2 Background & Context Methodology - Local data & information - ‘Sheffield & You’ survey Survey outcomes Reporting & Using Findings New Europeans in Central Sheffield

3 2004 & 2007 – accessions of 12 new member states to the EU: - Czech Republic- Lithuania- Romania - Estonia- Poland- Bulgaria - Hungary- Slovakia- Malta - Latvia- Slovenia- Cyprus Accession state nationals settling in Sheffield since 2004 – mainly from Slovakia and Poland Slovak Roma populations in the East and North East of Sheffield, other accession state migrants predominantly in central areas of the city New Arrivals Service – completed 2009-10 study focusing on East & North East Community Assembly areas (Slovak Roma populations) 2010-11 study (Nov 2010-Feb 2011) focused on accession state nationals in Central Community Assembly area, & Ecclesall & Nether Edge wards Background & Context

4 New Arrivals Service – completed 2009-10 study focusing on East & North East Community Assembly areas (Slovak Roma populations) 2010-11 study focused on accession state nationals in the central areas of Sheffield (Central Community Assembly & adjoining wards) Community Assembly focused – Sheffield governance Background & Context

5 Methodology DATASOURCE(S) Worker Registration Scheme – new registrations (Sheffield postcode data) UK Border Agency National Insurance Number – new applications (Nationality & Sheffield postcode data) Department for Work & Pensions & UK Border Agency International Passenger Survey (estimates of immigration and emigration) Home Office Local Migration Profiles - Sheffield & South YorkshireYorkshire & Humber Regional Migration Partnership Interpretation requests by language (Sheffield health services) Sheffield Community Access & Interpreting Service (SCAIS) Sheffield Pupil Level Annual Schools Census ( PLASC - pupil first language data) Children, Young People & Families Service (Sheffield City Council) First Point interpretation requests – EU languages (April 2010 - December 2010) First Point (Howden House) Address data – casework involving EU migrant households (Central Community Assembly Area) Private Sector Housing Team (Sheffield City Council) Health Visitor caseloads - EU migrant families (Central Community Assembly Area) Rivelin & Sheaf Multi-Agency Support Team (MAST, Sheffield City Council) Dziennik Polski (Polish language magazine) commercial distribution points Dziennik Polski (London) National & Local Information

6 A8 nationals in central Sheffield Locations (highest density to lowest): S2 - London Road/Nether Edge S6 - Walkley and Hillsborough S7 & S11 - Ecclesall Road/Ecclesall Ward Nationalities Polish & Slovak most common Smaller numbers of Czech, Hungarian and Lithuanian nationals Worker Registration Scheme (2009) - applicant nationality profile (Sheffield & Y&H region)

7 Commercial distribution points - ‘Dziennik Polski’ magazine (Sheffield, 2010) Local data – some examples… © Crown copyright and database rights 2011 Ordnance Survey 100018816

8 Local data – some examples… A8 languages interpretation requests, 2004-2010 (Sheffield Community Access & Interpreting Service)

9 Local data – some examples… PLASC Schools Census 2010-11 - pupil first language data, A8 languages (Central Community Assembly Area)

10 Methodology ‘Sheffield & You’ survey Non-Roma accession state nationals – less contact with services, far less data available Survey method – selected to facilitate as wide a range of participation as possible (limited project resources) Survey translated into Polish, Slovak, Hungarian, Lithuanian & Czech (% most common WRS registration nationalities) Survey asked respondents for information on the following aspects of their life in Sheffield: –Family circumstances –Migratory history and intentions –Education & skills –Housing –Employment –Use of health and/or advice services in Sheffield

11 Web and paper-based survey completion available (both translated) Translated flyers advertising web survey Targeted distribution of paper surveys – including via schools (EMTAS – guided by PLASC data) Methodology ‘Sheffield & You’ survey © Crown copyright and database rights 2011 Ordnance Survey 100018816

12 Limitations of national produced data – indicative only Local information from service providers – useful supplement, but not consistently collated/reported across partners & limited to those accessing services 21 survey responses - 20 via schools, all paper-based. Effective point of community access, although survey information biased towards parents with children in Sheffield schools Low web survey response rate – would benefit from targeted, online marketing of survey participation & more intensive, longer term work with employment agencies Methodology Successes & Challenges

13 ‘Sheffield & You’ survey outcomes Respondent nationalities Demographics 16 of 21 respondents were female Majority aged 25-34 19 of 21 indicated English language ability Other second languages included Russian, Czech (Slovak respondents) & French 20 of 21 in Sheffield with spouse/partner & children at school

14 ‘Sheffield & You’ survey outcomes 16 of 21 in employment Employment types included skilled machine operators (2 Polish respondents), food production (5 from all nationalities), social care (1 - Slovak), manual labour (3), academia 2 had arranged employment in Sheffield before leaving the UK 8 used employment agencies to find current role 12 employed for over 1 year in current role Underemployment common – if in same industry/sector as country of origin, not working at same grade in UK Length of time in employment in the UK Employment

15 Settlement intentions –All survey respondents indicated planned long-term settlement in Sheffield (2+ years or permanent) Views on local areas –Positive experiences in local areas –School location, community safety & good transport links most important aspects of a local area Local service usage –Advice services used appropriately & as needed - First Point, CABs –Awareness of different health services - GPs, A&E –Information on available services found via friends &/or family and translated service information (leaflets, flyers, posters etc) ‘Sheffield & You’ survey outcomes

16 Reporting & Using Findings 7 Community Assemblies – 4 wards & 12 elected Members each Some devolved decision-making & associated resources – eg parks, street cleaning, libraries etc Strong emphasis on involving local people & local organisations in decision-making – ‘You Say’ & ‘You Choose’ sessions Annual Community Assembly Plan: - local priorities (via consultation) - allocation of CA resources - plans for ongoing consultation by CA - details of role of statutory services in taking local priorities fwd

17 Reporting & Using Findings 2010-11 Priorities Activities for young people Education, jobs & incomes Environment Good shops & local services Traffic & parking Community support & people getting on together Health Community Safety Things for young people to do Central Community Assembly Plan What?Where?Who? Who raised it? TargetsBudgetTimescale Youth Choose – an event-based grant fund for young people to use Central CA wideCentral CATo support activities and one- off events that young people want £10,000November 2010 EXAMPLE…

18 Central Community Assembly Plan CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE –Increasing take-up of free school meals: May 2011 changes for A8 nationals will mean increased levels of entitlement to free school meals - are schools aware? How can take-up be promoted to eligible A8 families? What are potential benefits of increased take-up? –Activities for young people: Do A8 children and young people take part in mainstream activities? To what level? Are providers effective at facilitating participation by A8 children & young people? What can be learned from initiatives in other areas – for example, the ‘Blast Off’ football initiative (E & NE areas – Activity Sheffield & SY Police)? –Youth Forums: Are A8 young people currently represented &/or involved in Youth Forums?

19 COMMUNICATION How does the Community Assembly communicate with local accession state national populations and ensure their involvement in decision-making? Can access routes that were successful for the study, such as schools, be used for consultation & communication by the Community Assembly? COMMUNITIES & LOCAL AREAS Accession state families’ priorities for their local areas of residence in part reflect those of other local residents – community safety, good transport links etc – and many intend to stay permanently. Are accession state populations included in local area planning and consultation activities? Central Community Assembly Plan

20 Questions….. Sheffield City Council Asylum Team 0114 273 6612

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