October 2018

Six Letters Beginning With B!

Brexit!    All is still very uncertain.  The UK Government has been testing its Settled Status applications in some other part so fhte country, but there is little people here can do yet.   We have written to 2 MP’s including a government minister to try to clarify what help we will be able to give with the Settled Status applications.   It’s illegal to offer ‘immigration’ advice without a specific qualification.  Yet for Settled Status the government has said that it expects employers and landlords to help!

We await a reply!

We are promised , however that the process will be simple and inexpensive, and that most people that have been living and working here will not have problems gaining Settled  Status.

Meanwhile there is talk on a ‘No Deal’ Brexit which MIGHT cause huge disruptions and uncertainty for everyone, and also a campaign for a 2nd Referendum and/or another General Election which could change everyting.

So Keep Calm and Carry On!

Please note we will no longer be running our evening session at the Polish Club on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  The Club had let us use the bar area whilst other activities were going on.  Now the Polish Club is closed on a Wednesday and we cannot have access.  Dave has been running this. If you would like to meet with him at any time please SMS 07786392886 or e mail dave@euwelcome.org


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 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    4 October  (nb no meeting on 1 November)

3rd or 4th Friday of the month 6.00pm to 7.00pm St Edmund’s Lodge, The Avenue SO17 1XJ     19 October (16 November)

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.


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 

M4 Recruitment are looking for Production Operatives to work across a variety of shifts near Andover.


Our client is one of the leading suppliers of green leaf salads to the major supermarket chains and through their continued success and growth, they are looking to increase their workforce in order to fulfil their orders for 2018.

These positions are on-going and there is a possibility of full time contracts for the right people.

The hours of work are:

Days – 7am – 3pm (Mon – Fri)

Twilight – 3.30pm – 11.30pm (Mon – Fri)

Weekends – 7am – 7pm (Sat & Sun)

If these are positions that would like to apply for, but you feel it’s too far away for you get to, please call anyway as we might have the solution for you!!

The pay rates are:

£7.83 per hour (Day shift) for the first 40 hours worked Monday to Friday

£9.79 per hour (Day shift) after 40 hours have been worked Monday to Friday

£8.33 per hour (Twilight shift)

£9.33 per hour (Weekend Shifts)

£11.29 per hour (Weekend shift, if you have already worked 40 hours Monday to Friday)

£9.79 per hour (Bank Holidays)

If you own a car and agree to drive others to work, we will pay you £9.25 per hour.

If you want to find out more details or to arrange a local interview, please call Chris or Dominik at M4 Recruitment on 0118 996 7522 or 07702 157691 (Polish Speaking)

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)