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Adam Yusuf

I have been the chair of ISRAAC Somali Community Association for the past eight years.

I previously worked for more than 20 years in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors in various capacities and roles, especially in senior management positions in Sheffield.

I have worked with Sheffield City Council for about nine years with housing associations, Safe Haven Yorkshire, Refugee Care, NETT Transport Training Ltd and more.

I have experience working in mainstream organisations for more than 20 years, and also have experience of working in Somali Community settings. I can relate to many of the issues they experience including the challenges of language barriers, feelings of marginalisation, racism, huge unemployment within the community, mental health-related matters, FGM, lack of provision for youths to keep them off the streets, lack of engagement, and many other related issues of living in deprived areas of Sheffield where there are already social issues of crime and drug related matters.