How we help communities and organisations
You and your organisation may not be aware of the EU Settlement Scheme and the potential challenges for EU citizens and the communities they live in, post-Brexit.
We offer free support and advice to people applying to the Scheme, and capacity building on the Scheme for staff and volunteers who work with these communities.
We produce resources on a range of issues for EU citizens such as applying to the Scheme and for those who have successfully applied to manage their immigration status. These are available in different community languages and are in an easy to read format.
We also organise events and activities to help groups and organisations to start thinking about the issues facing EU citizens and communities and preparing for life after Brexit.
for community groups and organisations working with EU communities
We have been funded by Trust for London to continue our work with EU citizens and the communities in which they live.
Over the next 2 years we will be working in partnership with community groups and organisations in London to strengthen community-based support available to vulnerable EU citizens and their families.
By working with community partners our aim is to ensure EU communities are aware of the EU Settlement Scheme and how to manage their new immigration status, and have access to legal support and advice.
We want to build more supportive communities for EU citizens post Brexit by facilitating networks and opportunities for sharing good practice and awareness at community level on the challenges faced by EU communities.
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Help applying to the EU
Resources for communities and organisations:
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This fact sheet aims to support you and your organisation, should you not be aware of the EU Settlement Scheme and the potential challenges for EU citizens and the communities they live in.
If you need to support someone in applying to the EU Settlement Scheme, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on our free WhatsApp helpline: +44 7367 095 176. The line is open to receiving your queries Mon to Fri.
Here you will find our latest published research to help your community group or organisation in supporting EU citizens.
We run free online information sessions on the EU Settlement Scheme for staff and volunteers who work with EU citizens and in communities. The sessions explain who needs to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, and how to make an application, as well as exploring the challenges for vulnerable groups in applying. Get in touch at email@example.com if you are interested in a session for your organisation.
The EU Settlement Scheme affects millions of people living in the UK who are EU citizens. This will have an effect on public understanding and discourse around EU citizens and communities, as well as decisions on how funding, resources and support are allocated.
It will fall upon local charities, community groups and organisations to provide support. With this increase in need and demand, this sector will need to be prepared with resources, capacity, funding, and signposting to local immigration advice and existing support.
We need to know how your needs and the challenges you anticipate in order to provide you with a tailored package of support. That is why we need your honest feedback and recommendations. Please take our short interactive survey.