Gordon Partridge Melton Mowbray 12th May 2011



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  • Gordon Partridge

  • Melton Mowbray 12th May 2011


13 years ago

  • 13 years ago

  • Doctors surgeries in Thetford

  • Approached Thelma Pains

  • Called together group to analyse data

  • Identified large numbers of Portuguese

  • Why were they here ?



They would be:

  • They would be:

  • Living somewhere

  • Working somewhere

  • Using facilities

  • Accessing services

  • Needing assistance

  • Impacting on existing communities



Research indicated they were economic migrants – migrant workers in food processing and agriculture

  • Research indicated they were economic migrants – migrant workers in food processing and agriculture

  • How many ?

  • Where were they ?

  • How do we approach them ?

  • What expectations they had?



Appointed a Portuguese speaking community liaison officer – or Lukie for short

  • Appointed a Portuguese speaking community liaison officer – or Lukie for short

  • Made contact with employers – go to where the workers were

  • Districtwide survey for HMOs and caravans

  • Paid for some employees to learn Portuguese



Need to build trust

  • Need to build trust

  • Can’t do it by ourselves

  • Need to build capacity in community to help themselves

  • Understand that timely, appropriate, interventions can change peoples lives

  • Assist and listen – don’t take over

  • Work with – not impose

  • Cultural events as well as formal



New waves of migrants

  • New waves of migrants

  • Polish

  • Latvian

  • Lithuanian

  • Hungarian



Breckland New Communities project

  • Breckland New Communities project

  • 2 years – many £‘000s

  • Help people into work or training

  • Inspections of HMOs to improve living conditions

  • Help set up, nurture and grow self help groups – Mid Norfolk Association, International Friendship Group, European Challenge, Project Amigos

  • Links with faith groups

  • Articles in Voice in Portuguese



Wayland Community Radio

  • Wayland Community Radio

  • BBC Radio Norfolk

  • BBC television ( Politics Show )

  • Café surgeries

  • Honourable mention in Cohesion and Migration in Breckland ( specialist cohesion report )

  • Delivered 3 STEPS programmes for Investors in Excellence

  • Settling In international conference









Portuguese Consulate

  • Portuguese Consulate

  • Archbishop of Canterbury

  • Government Ministers

  • MEPs and MPs

  • Union officials

  • Audit Commission

  • Communities and Local government

  • And today….Portuguese Ambassador !



Gordon is a peer reviewer for Local Government Association’s Improvement and Development Agency Migration Excellence programme;

  • Gordon is a peer reviewer for Local Government Association’s Improvement and Development Agency Migration Excellence programme;

  • West Wiltshire

  • Suffolk County Council

  • Peterborough Council

  • Northern Housing Consortium



Lukie has written Good Practice Report on Migrant Workers and Black and Minority Ethnic Groups

  • Lukie has written Good Practice Report on Migrant Workers and Black and Minority Ethnic Groups

  • Has received commendations from Norfolk Constabulary for her work on training police officers in community cohesion; Adult Education; CAB; ARP; Norfolk Voluntary Services



Gordon appointed as a Peer Reviewer for Local Government Association Improvement and Development Agency

  • Gordon appointed as a Peer Reviewer for Local Government Association Improvement and Development Agency

  • ( IDeA Migration Excellence Programme )

  • Worked with:

  • West Wiltshire District Council

  • Suffolk County Council

  • Peterborough Council

  • Northern Housing Consortium



Learn about the community

  • Learn about the community

  • Listen to the community

  • Build confidence

  • Build trust

  • Accept that you will not always get it right

  • Remember that it is about people…not strategies, policies and targets !



Gordon Partridge BSc(hons), Dip EH, CMS, MCIEH, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner

  • Gordon Partridge BSc(hons), Dip EH, CMS, MCIEH, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner

  • Lukie Gooda BA( journalism and social communication)





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