EU Settlement Scheme Information Sessions for Frontline Staff

EU Settlement Scheme Information Sessions for Frontline Staff

  You are invited to a series of online Zoom webinars, hosted by EYST in partnership with five delivery partners; TGP Cymru, Newport MIND, Citizens Advice Cymru, Settled and Newfields Law.

The sessions are open to public facing frontline staff working with a professional interest in supporting EU citizens, aimed at informing attendees about the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), issues relating to it, as well as routes to access tailored support which will enable them to signpost and refer clients to the appropriate service for their needs.

Citizens of the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, and their family members who want to stay in the UK beyond 31 December 2020 will usually need to apply to the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members who have been continuously resident in the UK for five years for any period until the end of 31 December 2020 may apply for settled status. Obtaining settled status will secure rights to live, work, study and access benefits and/or services in the UK. Those who do not have continuous residency of five years will be eligible for pre-settled status. Only one day’s proof of residency in the UK in the last 6 months is needed for pre-settled status.

The information sessions will have the following structure: a presentation on the EUSS, which will include each partner introducing their organisation and detailing the services they offer, and finally a chance to discuss any specific issues through an open Q&A session.

5 minutes        Welcome & Introductions

30 minutes      Presentation on the EUSS: ‘What is the EUSS & how to apply’

20 minutes      Open Q&A

5 minutes       End

You will have the option to sign up for either of the events. Please choose a time and date convenient for you. Please see dates and registration links below:

Wednesday 9th December at 2:00 PMRegister here

Wednesday 16th December at 2:00 PMRegister here

Introducing our delivery partners:

Citizens Advice Cymru: provides an information, guidance, and advice service to assist individuals with simple EUSS applications. It also provides a specialist service for individuals to understand their workplace rights, and is able to challenge exploitation, including mediation and tribunal support.  For free, confidential and impartial advice contact via telephone: 0300 3309 059 or email: WGProject@eu.citizensadvice.org.uk

Settled: Settled is a new charity, set up by EU citizens, with the purpose to guide, inform, and assist vulnerable and hard to reach EU citizens with their EUSS application, in order to help them keep their right to live and work in the UK and secure their citizens’ rights following the departure of the UK from the European Union after Brexit. Advisers offer support remotely in numerous languages via phone, email, social media – Facebook forum groups, WhatsApp groups and inform about EUSS via Twitter and Facebook. Settled hosts webinars with EU Consulates and immigration lawyers on Facebook and Zoom  Email: info@settled.org.uk

TGP Cymru: provides advice on the EU Settlement Scheme, full application support and accompanies Roma citizens to protect their right to stay in Wales when the UK leaves the European Union. We offer this support free of charge and in home languages across the whole of Wales. In addition to EUSS advice, we offer a wide range of support, working closely with the Roma community. Telephone: 0808 802 0025 or Email travellingahead@tgpcymru.org.uk

Newfields Law: a specialist immigration law firm based in Cardiff that has qualified legal advisors who are able to assist with all aspects of the EU Settlement Scheme. Newfields provide application support to individuals with cases ranging from straight-forward to the most complex.

Telephone: 02921690049 or Email: info@newfieldslaw.com 

Newport Mind: Newport Mind provides an advice and support service across Wales (in cooperation with partner Mind offices) and supports vulnerable adults with mental health issues, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. Email: euenquiries@newportmind.org

Should you have any queries, please contact our team members at eurights@eyst.org.uk

We hope to see you there.

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