March 2018

KISS!   Keep It Simple Stupid!

Where’s your office?    That’s a question a lot of people have asked us over the years, and our reply has always been that we do not have an office but meet in various places.  Personally I’ve had some of my best chats with people in coffee shops!

One difficulty for people though, has been how to find us.  So we are simplifying things from the start of March.  From now on Mondays Adriana and Anna will be at the CLEAR office in James Street from 10am to 2.30pm and on Tuesdays (also 10am to 2.30pm) they will be at Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in King’s Park Road.  Full details of both places are elsewhere on our newsletter and on our website.

Years ago when I came up with a complicated idea, a friend shook his head and said ‘Think KISS.’  I was intrigued. Then he told me that KISS stood for Keep It Simple Stupid!  So we hope this new system  will be helpful, and make life easier.

We can also now offer appointments at some of our sessions. To make an appointment, call Adriana 07917879259 or Anna 07928362088 and leave a message if necessary.

Our evening sessions will still take place monthly at Freemantle Community Centre, Polish Club (but nb not this month) and St Edmund’s Lodge.  Full details on newsletter and website.  So they are still a little complicated!!!  Sometimes KISS is not possible!

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


  • Working to support women, children and young people affected by domestic violence and abuse (pomoc kobietom, dzieciom oraz młodym osobom dotkniętym przemocą domową)
  • Recognizing that you are being abused is an important and difficult step. Where you go from here is your decision.  We are here to give you support and information to allow you to make choices to improve your life and help you to be safe. (Rozpoznanie, że jest się ofiarą przemocy jest ważnym i trudnym krokiem. Co z tym zrobisz jest wyłącznie twoją decyzją. Jesteśmy po to aby dać ci wsparcie oraz informacje których potrzebujesz aby pozwolić ci pojąc kroki do poprawy sytuacji oraz pomóc ci w bezpieczeństwie)


02380248116 Email info.helpline@southamptonwomensaid.org.uk

  • If you don’t feel comfortable speaking in English, you can send us a text in polish to 07436798268 or send us an email toinfo.helpline@southamptowomensaid.org.uk specifying a contact number and safe time to call you and a polish speaker would contact you as soon as possible. (Jeśli nie czujesz się komfortowo mówić po angielsku to możesz do nas wysłać sms w języku polskim na numer 07436798268  lub email info.helpline@southamptowomensaid.org.uk podając swój numer telefonu oraz godziny w których mamy do ciebie oddzwonić. Oddzwoimy do ciebie w języku polskim.



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 3 evening sessions per month for general issues

1st Thursday  of the month 6pm to 7pm Freemantle Community Centre Randolph Street Southampton SO15 3HF 7 1 March   (5 April)

2nd Wednesday of the month 7.00pm to 8.00pm The Polish Club 507 Portswood Road so172th.Not in March  (11 April)

3rd or 4th Friday of the month 6.00pm to 7.00pm St Edmund’s Lodge, The Avenue SO17 1XJ     23 March  (20 April)

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 każdą drugą środę miesiąca w godzinach od 19:00 do 20:00 w Polskmi Klubie, 507 Portswood Road, so172th .
W każdy trzeci albo czwarty piątek miesiąca od 18:00 do 19:00 w zakrystii kosciola katolickiego St Edmund, The Avenue SO17 1XJ.
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/

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
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.

Southampton City Council Nationality Checking Service when applying for British Citizenship

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