July 2018

Do Something…..But Not yet!

‘Settled Status’ is what the UK government is calling its new registration scheme that it plans to bring in for EU citizens at Brexit.  The proposals have not yet been agreed by UK parliament and will also, no doubt, be scrutinised by the EU,but if this all goes through EVERYONE who is not yet a British citizen will have to go through this process.

The current proposal is here


So it will cost £65 per adult and half that for chidlren and will be free for those who already have ‘Permanent Residence.’  (those who completed the 80 page form)

Applicants will have to prove their identity, that they have been resident in the UK for 5 years (those who have not yet been here 5 years can apply for ‘Pre-settled status’) and that they have no ‘serious’ criminal record. 

It looks like residency is defined as being in UK for at least 6 months each year within those 5 years, and there are some exceptions for people who have been studying or working abroad.

Another piece of possible good news is that it says that if a mistake is made on the form, that the Home office will come back to the applicant rather than just refusing the application. This makes a change from the ‘Hostile Environment’ policy that the Home Office has been operating.

It is a criminal offense for people who are not qualified to help people with migration issues.  So EU welcome will have to be very careful as to what we offer, but in co-operation with our partners we will do all we can, and we are at present looking into whether our project workers can have training to help people.  Watch this space!

So many of you will have to do something next year if this comes into operation, but it’s not there yet. So sit back, keep all your documents and keep listening! 

Polish worker now at Southampton Women’s Aid

Pomagamy kobietom, dzieciom oraz młodym osobom dotkniętym przemocą domową.

Uświadomienie sobie, że jest się ofiarą przemocy, jest poważnym i trudnym krokiem. Co z tym zrobisz jest wyłącznie Twoją decyzją. Jesteśmy po to, aby Cię wesprzeć, pokazać Ci drogę wyjścia z trudnej sytuacji i zapewnić Ci bezpieczeństwo.

Mówimy po polsku! Zadzwoń do nas, napisz SMS lub mail w języku polskim.

Telefon: 07436798268 (lub 023 8024 8116)
Mail: info.helpline@southamptonwomensaid.org.uk

We help women, children and young people affected by domestic violence.

Realizing that you are a victim of violence is a serious and difficult step. What you do with it is just your decision. We’re here to support you, show you the way out of a difficult situation and keep you safe.

We speak polish! Call us, text or email in polish.

Phone: 07436798268 (or 023 8024 8116)
Mail: info.helpline@southamptonwomensaid.org.uk

‘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     2 August  NB no date in July

2nd Wednesday of the month 7.00pm to 8.00pm The Polish Club 507 Portswood Road so172th.  11 July   (8 August)

3rd or 4th Friday of the month 6.00pm to 7.00pm St Edmund’s Lodge, The Avenue SO17 1XJ      20 July   (17 August)

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


  • 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)

SOUTHAMPTON WOMEN’S AID ORGANIZACJA POMOCY DLA KOBIET SOUTHAMPTON – 02380 248116 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 tohelpline@southamptowomensaid.org.ukspecifying a contact number and safe time to callyou 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.

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 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