Jade works across the Rother Valley South area with the majority of its work taking place in Dinnington, South Yorkshire. The area still faces significant deprivation dating back to the loss of mining industries.
Deprivation figures show that Dinnington Central is in the worst 4% of deprived communities nationally,education and skills attainment is in the lowest 1% nationally with only 8% of children gaining 5 GCSE’s. Crime Incidences were the highest in Rotherham in 2008/9 (worst 4% nationally). Crime has fallen since then but the area is still rated very vulnerable to crime and anti-social behaviour.
In addition to this young people are vulnerable to drug use and child sexual exploitation both of which are issues which we provide significant support around through the provision of our youth clinic, one to one counseling work, evening drop in sessions and after school clubs. Health issues, disability, income and unemployment are all high (within most deprived 6%). Dinnington Community Primary has 47% of pupils eligible for free school meals, whilst unemployment increased from 22% in 2008 to 26% in 2011.