Migrant Help has been awarded funding from the Home Office to raise awareness of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) among vulnerable EU citizens, and to assist with the application process.
EU citizens and their family members living in the UK need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021. This will ensure that their rights are protected and they can continue living in the country after it leaves
Migrant Help is running drop-in sessions to help vulnerable people complete applications for the scheme. This is a free service open to the following groups:
- Gypsy/traveller and Roma communities
- Vulnerable individuals:
– people with disabilities/serious health conditions
– victims of domestic abuse
– victims of modern slavery and human trafficking
– young adults who are leaving care
David Truman, who is currently running Migrant Help drop-ins in Colchester and Tilbury, is looking to add locations. He says: “If anyone is interested in contacting me directly I am happy to talk, including about setting up a one-time or occasional drop in session.” Migrant Help is keen to establish a network of locations for information sessions and drop-in centres and would welcome suggestions of potential venues and key contacts within local authorities, third sector and community organisations.