SCC ward analysis of youth unemployment in Sheffield

Dear Stakeholders,

Sheffield City Council is looking closely at youth unemployment across 16-24-year-olds, as we aim to bridge the gaps and improve relations between services. Our aim is to better-support young people as they transition through their journey from education to employment.

To aid our understanding of how best to target our resources across the city, we recently undertook ward level analysis of youth unemployment in each locality, focussing on the core areas above the Sheffield average for youth claimants.

The attached documents share some of the key findings of this exercise – we encourage you to utilise this information to help shape your offer or to help inform any future funding applications (particularly those that are not accessible to councils) which will help to bring additional resource into Sheffield to help with this important agenda.  Please also share this information with others in your localities that you think would benefit from this information. 

We’d like to offer particular thanks to those organisations who provided valuable feedback on youth unemployment and existing provision in their local areas which has been proved most helpful in gaining an understanding of the level of existing community level activity and to ensure that any plans we make do not duplicate existing provision.

We are talking to strategic partners and possible funders to agree the best way to shape what we have and applying for new resources in response to this agenda but nothing is agreed as yet so please do keep in touch with any updates or recommendations.

Best wishes

Education & Skills

Sheffield City Council

Resources to download

Ward profile areas – youth unemployment is Sheffield

Presentation on youth unemployment – March 2021