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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 study focusing on East & North East Community Assembly areas (Slovak Roma populations) 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 study focusing on East & North East Community Assembly areas (Slovak Roma populations) 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 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

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

9 Local data – some examples… PLASC Schools Census 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

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 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 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


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