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September 2017

It’s September!   Happy New Year
After the Summer September always feels to me like a new start!   There are certainly plenty of new initiatives at EU Welcome. So Happy New Year!
Firstly we’re please to announce that from 4 September our Monday advice drop in at CLEAR in James Street will begin an hour earlier at 11.30am and will last for 3 hours!  We will continue to be at Two Saints Day Centre on Monday mornings.
We are also pleased to say that thanks to our Bulgarian volunteer Dessy we can now run a monthly Saturday session in Bulgarian.   Her speciality is jobs and careers but she will also sign post clients with other issues. Here are full details in Bulgarian!Както съм поствала и преди, аз съм доброволец за организация, наречена EU Welcome, като целта ми е да помогна, колкото мога, на тези от вас които си търсят работа. Мога да бъда полезна в следните области:
– CVs, covering letters & job applications – насоки за написване,както и проверка
– подготовка за интервюта за работа, както и организирането на така наречените mock interviews
– LinkedIn & Digital identity
– Насоки за търсене на работа, къде и подход на търсене
Ако имате нужда от съвет, свързан с горепосочените теми, моля пишете ми на
Всяка първа събота от месеца планирам на бъда в COSTA на втория етаж на Marlands shopping centre от 12 до 2 часа, ако някой би желал съвет върху някоя от горепосочените теми. Който желае и смята,че ще му е от полза, може да се отбие за 20/30 минути и ще се радвам да помогна. Ще бъда там на 2-ри септември.
In October we have even more happening beginning with a workshop on mental health and psycotherapy delivered in Polish  The presentation will be given by Marta, an EU Welcome volunteer who is fully trained professional counsellor in the UK.  We will use the Polish language this time, but would be willing to do further such workshops in English if requested.   Here are full details in English and Polish

That will be followed on 19 October by a ‘Writers’ Seminar’  This is being held in partnership with Salisbury Playhouse but will take place in Southampton.  If you are interested in creative writing in English or your own first language, this is for you.  Details later!We are also planning some open ‘philosophical’ discussions. In France they have ‘café philo’ and we’ve been approached by some Portuguese friends who’d like to try something similar here.  They will be in English and open to all.

A new professional theatre is opening near Guildhall Square and YOU could be in the first production. Read on…….Make history by being in the first ever show at NST City!

You never get a second chance to make a first impression – so NST’s first major production in their new venue will be a world premiere, with an amazing Southampton story at its heart, written by an award winning playwright, and designed by a company whose previous work includes the London Olympic Games. Intrigued?

They are recruiting a small but vital community company to be an integral part of this exciting new production, working closely with their creative team and professional cast, whilst gaining insight into professional theatre along the way.
You don’t need any previous theatre or drama skills, although the ability to be able to move fairly well, remember movement, and sing to a reasonable standard is desirable.
‘We would like our community company to fully represent Southampton’s diverse residents, so the only condition is that you need to be 16 years or older. Interested? If you have the enthusiasm and willingness to turn up regularly to rehearsals and be part of the team, we’d love you to get in touch.’
Audition workshops will be held on Saturday 23 September. For further details and to sign up to audition, please contact Tracey Cruickshank:

Financially EU Welcome needs to look for funding.  We are £20K short for the coming year!  Every little helps!

EU Welcome – How to Find Us!

We do not work from ONE office, but offer our services from different places throughout Southampton

Mondays 9.30am to 11.30am Two Saints Day Centre, Cranbury Ave, SO14 0LT for homelessness issues

Mondays 12.30pm to 2.30pm CLEAR, James Street Centre 2 James Street SO14 1PJ General enquiries

Tuesdays 10am to 2.30pm Citizens Advice, 3 King’s Park Road, Southampton, SO15 2AT. General enquiries.

Tuesdays 10am to 12 Noon.  EU Welcome Play Group, St Boniface Church Hall , Shirley High Street SO15 3JD, a chance for  parents and pre-school children to meet together.

Wednesdays 9.30am to 11.30am  we work with Southampton Advice and Representation Centre  (SARC) in Woolston to offer specialist help regarding benefits and employment issues.  Appointments essential.  Call 07917 879259


We also offer 3 evening sessions per month for general issues

1st Thursday  of the month 6pm to 7pm Freemantle Community Centre Randolph Street Southampton SO15 3HF

2nd Wednesday of the month 7.00pm to 8.00pm The Polish Club 507 Portswood Road so172th.

3rd or 4th Friday of the month 6.00pm to 7.00pm St Edmund’s Lodge, The Avenue SO17 1XJ

For other times and opportunities to meet contact;

Dave 07786 392886

Anna 07928 362088

Piotr  07917879259

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EU WELCOME Jak do nas trafić !

Nie pracujemy z jednego biura , ale oferujemy nasze usługi z różnych miejsc w całym  Southampton.

Poniedziałki od 9.30- 11.30 Two Saints Day Centre, Cranbury Ave, SO14 0LT w sprawach  bezdomności.

Poniedziałki 12:30 do 14:30 CLEAR, James Street Centre 2 James Street SO14 1PJ  Pytania ogólne

Wtorki 10.00 do 2pm Wheatsheaf Trust, Unit 1, Empress Heights, College Street, Southampton SO14 3LA. Pytania ogólne.

Wtorki 10 rano do 12 w południe . EU Welcome Play group , Kościół św Bonifacego Hala , Shirley High Street so153jd ,szansa dla rodziców i dzieci w wieku przedszkolnym , aby spotkać się razem.

Środy od 9.30- 11.30  współpracujemy z SARC  na Woolston oferujemy  specjalistyczną pomoc w zakresie zasilkow  i kwestii zatrudnienia . Prosimy wczesniej o zadzwonienie na numer  07917 879259 w sprawie umowienia wizyty.
Oferujemy również 3 sesje wieczorne kazdego miesiaca w sprawie ogolnych porad.

W kazdy pierwszy czwartek miesiąca od  godziny 18.00 do 19.00  Freemantle Community Centre przy ulicy Southampton SO15 Randolph 3HF

W kazda druga środe miesiąca 19:00 do 20:00 Polski Klub 507 Portswood Road, so172th .

W kazdy trzeci albo czwarty piatek miesiaca od 18:00 do 19:00 w Sw. Edmundzie Lodge, The Avenue SO17 1XJ.


Dave 07786 392886 ,
Anna 07928 362088
Adriana 07917 879259

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Mamy również aktualne  informacje na Twitter @ EUWELCOME i regularne informacje stają się naszym przyjacielem na Facebooku


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“Our Philosophy at EU Welcome is to help our clients help themselves. We want to see EU migrants functioning as a well-integrated part of Southampton society.”

Here are just some of the things we help our clients do;

  • Fill in forms
  • Create CV’s
  • Apply for jobs
  • Enrol for training and language lessons.
  • Find volunteer roles to broaden experience
  • Deal with difficult landlords and employers
  • Write official letters
  • Understand rights regarding employment, benefits, housing etc.
  • Use the NHS appropriately
  • Access legal help
  • Take decisions about the future: Stay in UK? Go back home? Apply for British citizenship?
  • Ensure children are well integrated into the school system, and that parents understand their responsibilities
  • Make contact with appropriate authorities; City Council, police etc.
  • Get help and support from other local advice services such as: Southampton Advice and Representation Centre, Women’s Aid, No Limits, C.A.B. and other members of Southampton Advice Services Alliance.

We work flexibly and are generally contacted through telephone or internet but we also hold regular ‘drop in’ advice sessions throughout the city.

We are particularly keen to help people who have housing difficulties and who face possible homelessness, and we work closely with agencies that work with ‘street homeless’ people. We also support victims of domestic violence helping them to access available services.

We help people access employment that reflects their qualifications, training and passions.

We wish to ensure that all clients understand their rights in the UK, and can play their part to make Southampton an even better place in which to live and work.


EU Welcome provides information and support for arrivals in Southampton from the newer EU countries including Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia. We are able to offer help, advice and support for those speaking Polish, Latvian, Russian, Lithuanian & Hungarian.

EU Welcome zapewnia wsparcie i informacje dla nowoprzybylych mieszkancow Southampton pochodzacych z nowych krajow Unii Europejskiej, w tym Polski, Estonii, Litwy, Wegier, Rumunii, Lotwy, Bulgarii, Republiki Czeskiej, Slowacji i Slowenii.
EU Welcome teikia informaciją ir paramą atvykusiems i Southamptoną iš naujųjų ES šalių, taip pat Lenkijos, Estijos, Lietuvos, Vengrijos, Rumunijos, Latvijos, Bulgarijos, Čekijos, Slovakijos ir Slovėnijos

EU Welcome (“Teretulemast EL-i”) annab uutest Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikidest kaasa arvatud Poolast, Eestist, Leedust, Ungarist, Rumeeniast, Lätist, Bulgaariast, Tšehhi Vabariigist, Slovakkiast ja Sloveeniast Southamptoni saabujatele informatsiooni ja toetust. 

EU Welcome; предоставляет информацию и поддержку для прибывшим в Саутгемптон из новых стран ЕС включая Польшу, Эстонию, Литву, Венгрию, Румынию, Латвию, Болгарию, Чехию, Словакию и Словению 

‘EU Welcome’ zo Southamptonu poskytuje podradenstvo pre ludí, ktorí sa tu rozhodli žiť a pracovať. Ľudia z Poľska, Slovenska, Česka, Maďarska, Rumunska, Bulharska, Slovinska, Litvy, Lotyšska a Estónska tu nájdu pomoc a radu ako aj kontakty, ktoré im pomôžu rýchlejšie sa adaptovat na nové prostredie.

EU Welcome oferă informaţii şi sprijin la sosirea în Southampton, din ţările mai noi ale Uniunii Europene, incluzând Polonia, Estonia, Lituania, Ungaria, România, Letonia, Bulgaria, Republica Cehă, Slovacia şi Slovenia.”

EU Welcome piedāvā informāciju atbraucējiem uz Southamptonu no jaunajām ES valstīm ieskaitot Poliju,Igauniju,Lietuvu,Ungāriju,Rumāniju,Latviju,Bulgariju,Čehiju,SLovakiju un Sloveniju
EU Welcome tájékoztatást és támogatást nyújt az új EU országokból (Lengyelország, Észtország, Litvánia, Magyarország, Románia, Lettország, Bulgária, Csehország, Szlovákia és Szlovénia) Southamptonba érkezők számára.