COVID-19 UPDATE: New Europeans has been working to support EU nationals and their family members in applying to the EU Settlement Scheme over the last year in order to secure their rights to remain in the UK and continue living, working and accessing benefits.
We appreciate the unsettling situation that COVID-19 presents adding another challenge for applicants, and for the sector as a whole. We are committed to continue providing the help needed for people to apply.
We have also put together information and material in an info pack you can download here.
Information on COVID-19 for non-UK Nationals is available on the EU Londoners Hub.
The latest NHS guidelines have been translated into 26 different languages.
Home Office support services and application routes have now all fully reopened in line with public health guidance.
New Europeans is one of the 57 organisations funded by the Home Office to support vulnerable and hard to reach EU citizens and their family members in applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.
What is the EU Settlement Scheme?
EU citizens and their family members who wish to continue living in the UK after Brexit, will have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
The EU Settlement Scheme allows EU citizens and their family members to get the immigration status they need to continue to live, work and study in the UK once it leaves the EU.
If you want to learn more about the scheme, please have a look at our information sheet available in English, Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish, Italian and Somali.
More information can also be accessed on the AIRE Centre's website.
What are we doing to help?
New Europeans is committed to raising awareness about the EU Settlement Scheme within different European communities in the UK.
We can assist individuals with reduced access to the internet and social media, including senior citizens and people with disabilities.
We welcome contact from individuals who often face discrimination, such as members of the Somali or Roma communities living in the UK who are EU citizens.
We support vulnerable individuals through the EUSS process including victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking.
To achieve these objectives, we deliver information sessions and training to both individuals and organisations aimed at raising awareness of the scheme.
We are also providing one to one support to those wishing to apply through our workshops, where we practically help people in their application process.
Keep an eye out on our website, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed for a session near you!
Should you wish to learn more about the service and the additional support offered around the EU Settlement Scheme please contact us at: Lydia.Martin@neweuropeans.net.