E-Newsletter

November 2018

Remembering…..and Moving Forward

November is a time for remembering.  It begins with All Saints Day when the dead are remembered. Then in UK we have Guy Fawkes/Bonfire night when we ‘remember, remember the 5th of November.’  Finally on 11th November we have Remembrance Sunday which this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

It’s good to remember the past because we can learn from it. Today the UK seems to be more divided than ever especially over BREXIT.  Maybe by the end of this month we will no more as to what the future holds.

I’m impressed though by people who are doing their bit to change things and to bring people together.

EU Welcome is part of the Love Not Hate campaign in Southampton aimed to stamp out Hate Crime in Southampton.  The community-wide partnership has created a network of 18 centres across Southampton where people can report hate crime and access support.  A new smartphone app, Southampton Love Don’t Hate, has been developed as part of the campaign.

Also two local businesses have impressed us as they have become places run by EU ‘migrants’ and where people from different cultures can mix.

The Pig n Whistle pub in Shirley Pig n Whistle  https://www.facebook.com/pignwhistlepub/ is Polish owned but people from all backgrounds are enjoying meeting there and sampling good Polish food, whereas in Bedford Place there is the Lithuanian run Shepherds Inn  https://www.facebook.com/berneliuuzeigasouthampton/ running all sorts of events and serving Lithuanian food.    There are also Romanian and Portuguese places in Shirley where people mix together.

Equally I was encouraged this month when I was asked to see if I could recruit some Bulgarian volunteers to help in a school, and many responded wanting to play their part.

Finally if you’re Polish and interested or perplexed by the NHS I’d recommend this event to you 4 November at the Polish Club https://www.facebook.com/events/2154508784581362/


EU Welcome staff contacts

Remember we are all part time.  So leave a message and please be patient

Anna ania@euwelcome.org 07928 362088

Adriana  adriana@euwelcome.org 07917 879259

Dave dave@euwelcome.org 07786 392886, (nb Dave is now a volunteer.)

You can mail us in any language info@euwelcome.org and with the help of our volunteers, we will get back to you

EU Welcome is proud to be part of http://www.advicesouthampton.org.uk/

Click on our website www.euwelcome.org

We also update information on Twitter @EUWELCOME and for regular information join us on Facebook

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/50151597856/ for news from EU Welcome


EU Welcome……….How to find us!  

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

Mondays 10am to 2.30pm CLEAR. James Street Centre
2 James Street SO14 1PJ

Tuesdays 10am to 2.30pm   Southampton Citizens Advice 3 Kings Park Road SO15 2AT

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 2 evening sessions per month for general issues

 1st Thursday  of the month 6pm to 7pm Freemantle Community Centre Randolph Street Southampton SO15 3HF 7   6 December  (nb no meeting in November)

3rd or 4th Friday of the month 6.00pm to 7.00pm St Edmund’s Lodge, The Avenue SO17 1XJ     16 November (14 December)

For other times and opportunities to meet contact;

 Dave dave@euwelcome.org 07786 392886,

Anna ania@euwelcome.org 07928 362088

Adriana adriana@euwelcome.org 07917 879259


EU WELCOME Jak do nas trafić !

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

Poniedziałki  od 10.00 do 14:30 CLEAR, James Street Centre 2 James Street SO14 1PJ  Pytania ogólne

Wtorki 10.00 do 2.30pm. Citizens Advice (CAB) 3 King’s Park Road SO15 2AT. Pytania ogólne.

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 dyżury wieczorne w ciągu miesiąca, podczas których udzielamy ogolnych porad:

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

W każdy trzeci albo czwarty piątek miesiąca od 18:00 do 19:00 w zakrystii kosciola katolickiego St Edmund, The Avenue SO17 1XJ.

Kontakty;

Dave dave@euwelcome.org 07786 392886 ,
Anna ania@euwelcome.org 07928 362088
Adriana adriana@euwelcome.org 07917 879259

Kliknij na naszej stronie www.euwelcome.org
Mamy również aktualne  informacje na Twitter @ EUWELCOME i regularne informacje stają się naszym przyjacielem na Facebooku 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/50151597856/


Take a Look at UKCEN

We would recommend people to link up with UKCEN   http://www.ukcen.co.uk/   The group’s main objective is to promote the acquisition of UK citizenship and residence documentation. Their purpose is support members with the application process for: Permanent Residence Certification, Registration Certificate for Qualified Persons, Residence Permits for EEA Family Members, Children’s registration, Adult naturalisation. They have lots of information on their website and free help from qualified people.


Hate Crime.  Don’t Suffer in Silence

We are pleased to announce that we have been asked to become a Third Party Reporting Centre for Hate Crime.  This means when things go wrong, we can help.

Hate crimes and hate incidents are offences and incidents that target a person’s race/nationality; ethnicity; disability; sexual orientation; faith/religion or gender identity. They are motivated by hostility or prejudice and can have a devastating impact on victims, their family, friends and or the community.

If you are subject to anything like this, you can, of course contact the police directly, or you can report it in this way by clicking on

https://beta.met.police.uk/true-vision-report-hate-crime/

You can give as much or as little detail as you wish and can remain anonymous if you want.  Alternatively contact us at EU Welcome and we will be delighted to help you in any way we can.


Steps to Wellbeing!

Going through difficult times?  Need someone to talk to?  You can refer yourself to Steps to Wellbeing,  No need to see a doctor first!  http://www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/   They can offer interpreters if necessary


Southampton City Council Nationality Checking Service when applying for British Citizenship.  

https://www.southampton.gov.uk/people-places/ceremonies/citizenship/nationality.aspx

If someone wishes to book an appointment, they can either telephone: 02380915327, leave a contact message on the website, or email registrars@southampton.gov.uk   They are very busy with the checking service so it may take a while before someone gets back to them.  They also offer a new  service, which is a passport checking service. This  is only available to people at the time of applying to be a British Citizen.  Here is the latest Home Office statement https://www.gov.uk/guidance/status-of-eu-nationals-in-the-uk-what-you-need-to-know


EU Welcome is run in association with CLEAR www.clearproject.org.uk and its parent charity City Life Church  (City Life is a charitable company; charity number 1100602; company number 4913171)

For better integration of the new EU communities in Southampton, including arrivals from Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia & Hungary