September 2018

Wanted Not Tolerated!

The new Brexit Secretary for the British government, Dominic Raab has said that the future of EU migrants in the Uk will be secure even if there is no agreement reached with the EU over a Brexit deal. He continued it would be ‘inconceivable’ they will be ‘turfed out.’

An article in the Daily Telegraph though hit the nail on the head when it said that EU citizens need to feel ‘wanted’ rather than just being told they will be allowed to stay.

EU Welcome has always emphasised the worth and dignity of each individual. No-one leaves their country on a whim. Everyone has a story to tell and a reason for coming here.   Sometimes we can’t solve people’s problems, but we can always show that we care.

On 6 September a meeting is taking place in Salisbury titled ‘What Future for EU citizens in the UK?’  The speaker is part of www.ukcen.co.uk   For full details see https://www.facebook.com/groups/the3millionSolent/    Meanwhile the Home Office’s latest information says this https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-launches-toolkit-for-employers-to-support-eu-settlement-scheme

Do remember though that some people feel that Brexit will be delayed, and there are calls for another Referendum ‘The People’s Vote’ https://www.peoples-vote.uk/   Nothing is certain!

Debt and the inability to pay bills can be a real problem for many.  If you have problems with paying your TV licence. EU Welcome now has direct access to advisers who can help with a payment plan. Contact us for details.Talking of debt be very careful about individuals who offer to lend money.  Click here to see hwo they can ruin lives http://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Stop-Loan-Sharks-Newsletter-Summer-Issue-2018.pdf

Please note that due to holidays there will be no drop ins on Monday and Tuesday 3-4 September. On Thursday 6th September Dave Adcock will be at Freemantle Community Centre at 6pm

Support worker – Respite

The Rose Road Association exists to support disabled children, young adults and their families by providing a wide range of services and information across Hampshire and the surrounding counties.  They have several jobs at the moment available and have asked us at EU W to promote them.  Click here for details


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.

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    6 September  (4 October)

2nd Wednesday of the month 7.00pm to 8.00pm The Polish Club 507 Portswood Road so172th.  12 September

3rd or 4th Friday of the month 6.00pm to 7.00pm St Edmund’s Lodge, The Avenue SO17 1XJ     21 September  (19 October)


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 

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.

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.  


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