Charities Join Forces to Help Vulnerable People Apply for EU Settlement in the UK

Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole are currently working in partnership with Citizens Advice in Dorset & Dorset Race Equality Council to assist in delivering the EU Settlement Scheme across Dorset. The aim of the project is to provide practical help and support to vulnerable EU citizens applying for ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-settled’ status under the new EU Settlement Scheme.

Trained Caseworkers are available to understand their client’s circumstances and help them and their family members decide when and how to apply to the scheme, provide advice on documentation that may be needed and support appeals.

The project is funded by the Home Office, who have put £9m of grant funding in place for 57 organisations to reach and support vulnerable and at-risk people.  The service is free and available to those eligible to apply.  The charities will be meeting and engaging with local communities about the project and accepting referrals for assistance for their Caseworkers.

Citizens Advice can provide advice with any other problems that may arise, such as benefits and housing.

For more information about the support on offer under the EU Settlement Scheme, visit www.citizensadvicebcp.org.uk/home/eu-settlement-scheme.