Following a successful session in Doncaster in the summer, Migrant Action and CONSONANT (formerly known as Migrant Resource Centre) recently delivered an information and training session for voluntary organisations and statutory services. In attendance were ELSH, The Polish Library, Barnsley Central library, DWP, Barnsley Council and Migrant Action.
The purpose of the session was to equip organisations with reliable information about the EU Settled Status scheme. The session also offered participants step by step guidance on how to support EU citizens applying for the scheme as well as referral advice for complex cases.
The broader aim of the capacity building sessions is to ensure that vulnerable EU migrants are well informed and get the right level of support thereby reduce the risk of insecure immigration after BREXIT. Migrant Action recognises that such support though vital is limited in areas across the region including Barnsley hence it is filling a gap in service provision. The participants gained better understanding of the scheme, practical tips for completing the applications and referral process for complex cases. Participants also received good guidance regarding regulated and non-regulated advice.
The workshop was a good networking opportunity and also included a Q&A session which allowed participants explore a range of issues to enhance understanding and preparedness. Following the workshop, Migrant Action will work collaboratively with ELSH, The Polish Library and other local partner organisations to develop a structured framework for delivering support to ensure that vulnerable EU migrants are aware and able to access right support.
See link below for further information about the EU settlement Scheme