June 2018

Windrush…..Brexit Rush?

The sad mess of the way some of the so called Windrush generation of Commonwealth migrants, have been treated, has prompted more fears about how EU migrants will get on after Brexit.

Dave Adcock wrote to Caroline Nokes MP Minister of State for Immigration, and received this reply

‘Plans for the EU citizens’ settled status scheme are progressing well and it is my intention that it should be as straightforward and non bureaucratic as possible.  We have a duty to the 3 million EU citizens who have made their home here to provide a simple scheme which proves their right to access benefits and services in a way that was not done for the Windrush generation, much to my shame.’

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.

If you’re Polish we’d encourage you to take part in a survey commissioned by University of Southampton about your experiences here in UK.  Here are details in Polish

Doświadczenia Polaków podczas życia w UK (Experiences of Polish Nationals in the UK)

Głównym celem naszego badania jest zebranie informacji na temat doświadczeń Polaków mieszkających w Southampton w latach 2014-2015 i 2016-2017.

 

Jeżeli jesteś Polakiem/Polką i mieszkałeś/mieszkałaś w Southampton w latach 2014-2017 chcielibyśmy usłyszeć od Ciebie o Twoich doświadczeniach związanych z życiem w UK. Możesz wziąć udział w naszym projekcie poprzez wypełnienie ankiety zamieszczonej pod podanym poniżej linkiem:

 

https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/27808

 

Wszyscy którzy wypełnią naszą ankietę będą mieli możliwość wzięcia udziału w losowaniu bonu o wartości £100.

 

Twój udział w badaniu jest całkowicie dobrowolny. W każdej chwili będziesz miał/będziesz miała także możliwość zrezygnowania z udziału w badaniu. Będziesz także mógł/będziesz także mogła pominąć pytania na które z jakiegoś powodu nie będziesz chciał/nie będziesz chciała odpowiadać.

 

Jeżeli masz dodatkowe pytania dotyczące naszego projektu, możesz się z nami skontaktować wysyłając maila na polishexperience@soton.ac.uk

 

Anna back!

We’re pleased to say that Anna is now back with us and she and Adriana will be working together this month. It is holiday time so check our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates about availability

Festival of Walks!

Southampton Tourist Guides Association are running an amazing festival of guided walks this month.  Something for everyone! Look here!

https://www.southamptontouristguides.com/heritage-walks-festival.html#

Parlez-Vous?   Annual Church Service in Historic Southampton French Church

This year’s annual service in French at St Julien’s Chapel, Winkle Street so142ny takes place on Sunday 24 June at 2.30pm.  This year we’re joined by the pastor and members and friends of the French Protestant Church of London.  This is a rare opportunity to see inside this historic church.

Jobs!

We’ve had some good news last month with several friends/clients of EU Welcome finding jobs that suit their training, experience and passions.  Remember we are happy to help with CV’s and job applications.  We’ve heard that the YMCA has some interesting opportunities available.  See https://www.ymca-fg.org/category/current-vacancies/

 

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   7 June  (2 August)  NB no date in July

 

2nd Wednesday of the month 7.00pm to 8.00pm The Polish Club 507 Portswood Road so172th.  13 June (11 July)

 

3rd or 4th Friday of the month 6.00pm to 7.00pm St Edmund’s Lodge, The Avenue SO17 1XJ      22 June (20 July)

 

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.

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/

 

 

 

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 WOMEN’S AID (WOLONTARIUSZ ORGANIZACJI POMOCY DLA KOBIET SOUTHAMPTON

  • 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.  

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 Welcomegis 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)