Women and girl’s softball cricket

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Hair cut activities during fundraising event

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We would like to invite Ladies and Gentlemen to our Charity Fundraising Event at our College this coming Monday 20th March – between 9.15 & 4pm.

Huddersfield Centre, Waterfront Quarter, Manchester Road, HD1 3LD

Our Charity Fundraising Event will be for the ‘ Mission in Huddersfield ‘ which is a Centre which helps :- The Homeless – People with Addictions and Alcoholism – People with Anxiety and Mental Health Issues –

Ladies and Gents can book their names in for any of the following services: Gents Haircuts – Ladies Haircuts – Ladies Hair curling & straightening – Ladies Hair up styles Manicures & Nails – Body Massage

There will be cakes and bakes on the day, and chances to win some excellent Raffle prizes, including a 24 inch flat screen tv.

Please can you email Ghani the names of the Ladies and Gents who would like to come so that Ghani can book them in as visitors for next Monday.


All we’re asking for any of these services is a small donation fee ( could be as little as £1 ) which would kindly be donated to our Charity.

Location: Huddersfield Centre, Waterfront Quarter, Manchester Road, HD1 3LD

Community Plus funding available now

The Fund is now open to new bids. The deadline to apply is April 14th at 12 noon. Send a draft application in advance of this date if you would like support.

If you’re an individual, community group or constituted Third Sector organisation, such as a charity or Community Interest Company (CIC), looking to set up a new or expanding project or activity, we can support with advice and connect you with local partners. We have grants available to help people set up activities such as: coffee mornings, walking groups, gardening activities, knitting groups, dominoes clubs, youth groups, parent and toddler groups etc. All ideas considered!

Our grants support community-led Kirklees projects which are about:

  • Growing community capacity (volunteering, group partnerships, filling gaps in provision)
  • Connecting people in their communities
  • Helping people do more for themselves
  • Reducing social isolation and loneliness
  • Increasing people’s self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Developing skills which may lead to further training and education

Funding available:  Grants for individuals up to £200 / Small grants up to £10,000 / Large grants up to £25,000

Applications for grants are reviewed by Panels made up of members of the public from Kirklees voluntary & community sector and the Council. Our Panels make decisions based on the following:

  • Does it fully meet the criteria?
  • Is it clear what the project is?
  • Is the need demonstrated?
  • Is it well-costed / value-for-money / sustainable?
  • Does it evidence ability to deliver?
  • Are partnerships / referrals considered?

Please note: Not all eligible bids will be successful as this Fund is always over-subscribed. The Community Partnership Manager and Community Coordinators can support you to apply but they do not have any influence on Panel decisions. For more information, email communityplusfund@kirklees.gov.uk

For more details please check on the link

Refugee Week Ambassador application now open

The role is suitable for people who have refugee status, or even currently hold ILR or citizenship – as long as they are not in the asylum process anymore. They also welcome applications from people from Hong Kong and Ukraine.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 27th February 2023.

See below for more information sent on behalf of Elahe Ziai, Community Outreach Officer  imixcomms@googlegroups.com from IMIX:

‘We’re excited to announce along with Counterpoint Arts that the 2023 Refugee Week Ambassador application process is now open.

Refugee Week Ambassadors will receive media training, take part in a prestigious festival, have a chance to share their views and experiences in national media, and learn transferable skills. 

We are looking for people who:

  • Have refugee status in the UK (or have had it in the past)
  • Would like to share their experiences in the media
  • Have a good level of spoken English
  • Can attend three online training sessions and two in-person days 
  • Are willing to be named, filmed and photographed
  • Are passionate about promoting Refugee Week

IMIX will work with successful applicants to identify which parts of their story they wish to share in a safe manner. Please see the attached form.

Being an Ambassador is a voluntary role, but travel expenses will be covered. For more information please contact hte above email.

In recent years, Refugee Week Ambassadors have featured in The Metro, Daily Mirror, Huffington Post, Elle and Stylist magazine. 

Please note, this is not an open call, so we’d be grateful if you could refrain from sharing on social media or circulating beyond your organisation.

The deadline for applications is Monday 27th of February. Any questions, please hit reply or give me a call on 07517598611. 

We look forward to meeting this year’s Ambassadors, so please encourage anyone who might be suitable to get their application in!’

SANCTUARY KIRKLEES – Who are we, what do we do

On Monday 27th February 2.45pm – 5.45pm at

Huddersfield Mission  Lord Street  Huddersfield

To find out about all the fantastic projects running and how you/your organisation can get involved.

Guest Speakers:-

 Inderjit Bhogal from City of Sanctuary UK – Faith in Action

Sarah Mitchell from Kirklees Council – local context

Light refreshments and time to talk/network


IOM – Cultural awareness sessions

1 March 2023 at 14:00 – 16:30 

IOM UK Syria Information Session 

This session’s content will focus primarily on experiences that Syrian communities may face in conflict, as well as the experiences Syrians may face in displacement within and outside Syria. It will also discuss Syrian cultural norms, customs and behaviours, as well as family and social life in Syria. The session will also cover experiences Syrian’s may have had with accessing services such as healthcare and education. This session will be participatory and rely heavily on participant engagement through case studies and discussion, therefore we highly encourage participants to come prepared to have their cameras on during the session. 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://iom-int.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdu2vqzksGNHyZ9vSxcOEwDfeorXmbmxj

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

After feedback from previous Afghanistan Information Sessions, it was noted that one x 2.5 hour session was not long enough to cover the culture, history and customs in enough detail. Therefore, IOM has now created a 2-part Afghanistan session. The sessions will be 2 hours long and will run over 2 consecutive afternoons. Each session will cover difference aspects of Afghan culture. If you’re interested in the Afghanistan Sessions, please register for both sessions below:

PART 1 – 28th March 2023, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Afghanistan Information Session: Geography, History, Current Events and Services

This session’s content will focus primarily on the geography and history of Afghanistan, as well as Afghan’s experiences in conflict. The session will also look at the services (including education and health care) Afghans may be used to and their expectations around accessing those services in Afghanistan. This session will be participatory and rely heavily on participant engagement through case studies and discussion, therefore we highly encourage participants to come prepared to have their cameras on during the session.

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PART 2 – 29th March 2023, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Afghanistan Information Session: Cultural Norms, Family and Social Life

This session’s content will focus primarily on Afghan cultural norms, practices, family and social life. This session will be participatory and rely heavily on participant engagement through case studies and discussion, therefore we highly encourage participants to come prepared to have their cameras on during the session.

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please feel free to sign up to as many sessions as you’d like and share widely amongst your networks.

If you are having any troubles registering please let me know to help


Introduction to support options for people with no recourse to public fund, including Hong Kong BNOs – free training

Migration Yorkshire have commissioned NRPF Network to deliver 8 training sessions Introduction to support options for people with no recourse to public fund, including Hong Kong BNOs.

These are introductory sessions for people who are working with, or likely to encounter, non-UK individuals who are destitute or at risk of destitution but have little or no prior knowledge of the support options for people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF). The sessions will cover all non-UK nationals, with a focus on Hong Kong BNO visa holders. 

The main aim of the sessions is to increase knowledge of professionals within the statutory and voluntary sectors working on the front line, so they are able to identify correct signposting options or referral routes for a person who is destitute or at risk of destitution and homelessness, and they are unable to access benefits and housing due to their immigration status.  

A list of dates and registration links for all session are below. Please share it within your networks.

Introduction to support options for people with no recourse to public fund, including Hong Kong BNOs 

 Date        How to book – Eventbrite link
1Wednesday 1st March 10am-12pmhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-support-options-for-people-with-nrpf-including-bnos-tickets-535486343067
2Wednesday 15th March 2pm-4pmhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-support-options-for-people-with-nrpf-including-bnos-tickets-535498860507
3Monday 27th March 2pm-4pmhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-support-options-for-people-with-nrpf-including-bnos-tickets-535525219347
4Tuesday 18th April 2pm-4pmhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-support-options-for-people-with-nrpf-including-bnos-tickets-535526854237
5Thursday 20th April 2pm-4pmhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-support-options-for-people-with-nrpf-including-bnos-tickets-535543905237
6Tuesday 25th April 10am-12pmhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-support-options-for-people-with-nrpf-including-bnos-tickets-535556362497
7Thursday 4th May 2pm-4pmhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-support-options-for-people-with-nrpf-including-bnos-tickets-535557596187
8Tuesday 9th April 2pm-4pmhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-support-options-for-people-with-nrpf-including-bnos-tickets-535583764457

MigrationYorshire Updates

HudCRES event – Lunchtime seminar – Supporting Unaccompanied Young Asylum seekers – OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

Our UASC team will be speaking at the following event:

The University of Huddersfield youth and community work staff team are again running a series of lunch time seminars for youth and community work practitioners & students. These seminars aim to support the building of local communities of practice, alongside current students and academics. Such links will enable students to understand the wider environment of youth and community work and will support the sharing of relevant research with practitioners in the field.

On Tuesday 28th February (11-2:30pm) the theme for our seminar is: ‘Supporting unaccompanied young asylum seekers’. Speakers from Migration Yorkshire, Kirklees MBC, Bradford Youth Service and University of Sheffield, along with our own colleagues within University of Huddersfield.

Asylum seekers of any age have a challenging time surviving in the UK. Young and unaccompanied asylum seekers are especially vulnerable. Youth workers in our region are increasingly working with these young people and learning how best to support them. Do come along and join in this conversation.

A light lunch will be provided to encourage networking

Book your place now

Resources for parents in different languages

The Bell Foundation has guidance for parents in 22+ languages including Ukrainian, Arabic, Dari, Pashto – there is a guide for secondary schools and a guide for primary schools. Free to download: https://www.bell-foundation.org.uk/eal-programme/guidance/parental-involvement/

NRPF: Big Issue report

Please find below a report from the University of Bristol regarding Big Issue sellers with or at risk of being affected by the NRPF condition, which you may find useful.

FINAL-RESEARCH-PROJECT-Big-Issue.pdf (bpb-eu-w2.wpmucdn.com)

Future Leaders Spring 2023

Future Leaders is delighted to open our applications for our Spring Leadership programme for 2023. Please distribute to anyone you think may be interested. This is a wonderful leadership prorgamme for 18-27 year old refugees and asylum seekers. It takes place online. Join us to tap into your innate creativity, build confidence and become part of a bright young community. Please distribute widely… applications open to 31 January 2023.

WHEN: 2 hours, once a week on Tuesday or Thursday morning

DURATION: 9 week programme, starting 23 Feb- 27 April

WHERE: Online

FOR: Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers between 18-27 years

We pay £100 to each participant for expenses and/or help with WIFI connections and tech costs. Full commitment is expected

You can find the application form here or on our website.

A flyer is attached.

Job Vacancies:

Refugee Council – Head of Asylum

Head of Asylum (Post no: RN991) – Refugee Council = this is a great job for the right person!

ASAP Head of legal role

This is a reminder that the closing date is 12/2/23 for this role. Please forward to anyone who might be interested. No requirement of experience in specifically asylum support law needed – just a strong interest, and other relevant knowledge. Please contact deborah@asaproject.org.uk for any kind of informal chat. https://www.asaproject.org/about/jobs-volunteering

Sheffield City of Sanctuary Finance Officer (see attached)

Period of Contract: This is a permanent contract, funding dependent 

Hours of work: Part time – 0.4 FTE (14 hours a week 35 hours full time) 

Band: C 

Pay scale: £10,349 – £11,348 (0.4 FTE); (£25,874 to £28,371- 1.0 FTE) 

Pension: 8% 

Based: Sheffield City Centre with opportunities to work from home 

Holiday: 10 days per year, plus public holidays and days between Christmas and New Year 

18/01/2023 – Small Grants to Support Refugees in England

Funding to aid refugees by supporting their basic needs, integration and safety.

In partnership with Benefact Trust, the Church Urban Fund has opened a second round of Refugee Support funding.

Grants of £500 to £5,000 are available to Christian churches or registered Christian charities working across England.

In order to be considered eligible, charities must be recognised members of Churches Together in England. Churches must be in good harmony with other Christian churches in their locality.

Grants must be used for specific projects and activities, including:

  • Personal items such as clothing, mobile phones, bicycles, baby items.
  • Expenses for volunteers or facilities.
  • Integration and settling activities.
  • Language support.
  • Home items.

Funding is primarily intended to support Ukrainian refugees, but work with Afghan refugees will also be considered.

Applications are open on a rolling basis until 31 March 2023.


Extraordinary Stories

Dear colleagues, friends and supporters

If you haven’t done so already, please book a place to attend this first event for Holocaust Memorial Day at Batley Library this coming Thursday and support the 6 refugee contributors and local writer Yvonne Battle-Felton as they share their experiences of leaving hope during difficult circumstances and their messages of hope.  

Holocaust survivor Liesel Carter, survivor of the Bosnian conflict Jasmina Foric and four others from Burundi, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria will be there with their story boxes and books on display. Yvonne will facilitate a Q+A session with all of them. 

It’s free of charge but please book if possible. You can risk just turning up and you’ll be admitted as long as there is room!

Extraordinary Stories at Batley Library (events room) event tickets from TicketSource

Health and Wellbeing Day of Events February 16th

You are invited to join an online Day of Events, organised as part of City of Sanctuary’s Health and Wellbeing Stream to be held on February 16th. To register click here.

Please attend any or all of the sessions of interest:

9.45-10.45am – Regional planning session setting targets for 2023, open to anyone from Yorkshire, Humber and North East and colleagues interested in how a regional network can operate

11.00am – 1.00pm – Focus on sanctuary seekers access to dentists . Speakers include:

– Natalie Bradley is the Clinical Director for Dentaid and will talk about their mobile van offering dentistry to sanctuary seekers.

– Dr Martha Paisi (University of Plymouth) on research and clinical work being conducted at PDSE aiming to improve oral healthcare for asylum seekers and refugees.

– Simaa Jebabli, Chair of the YHNE regional health network discussing the frustrations of not being allowed to work, her work in Doncaster as a health volunteer and practical support she can offer. Also, the need for specialist support for refugee dentists to convert their training to UK context and qualifications.

- Simon Hearnshaw, practising dentist speaking about “Oral health patient pathways for Refugee/Asylum groups – can Core20PLUS5 bridge the gap”.

- Professor Bola Owolabi, Director of National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement for NHS England will also send a message for the event.

1.30 – 3.30pm – Mental health focus. Speakers include:

– Zaina Aljumma talking about the work she is doing for City of Sanctuary’s Health and Wellbeing Stream nationally.

– Anne Burghgraef from Solace sharing plans to create health champions nationally where passionate, interested people already working in the NHS and/or mental health sector will be provided with training and support.

- Dr Paula Foscarini-Craggs (Cardiff University) on mental health and physical activity

- Introducing the Afghan mental health guide and Red Cross Voices Network

– Exploring further the development of a mental health sub-group of the national health and wellbeing stream 

We look forward to seeing many of you online for what is promising to be a stimulating and informative day. If you are part of the Yorkshire, Humber and North East Health Stream network, you are welcome to join us to attend the event in person at York St John University. You should receive details in a separate email. Please contact me if you would like to join in person and do not receive another email from me.

Best wishes,

Dr Jeni Vine, Convenor, Yorkshire, Humber and North East Health Stream

WYCA Mayors fund and Household Support Funds

‘The WYCA Mayors fund and Household Support Funds have reopened via One Community.

Closing Date 13.1.2023

Local Charity Grants Available | One Community Kirklees (one-community.org.uk)

These funds are open to charitable organisations in Kirklees.

Applications made by Jan 13th will be taken to the panel.

These funds will support local community groups and charities that are supporting vulnerable people with essential items such as food, gas, electricity warm banks, and advice.

This funding is intended to be passed on to people in the community who need support due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Please note all monies awarded will need to be spent, utilised, and the monitoring form returned by March 24th 2023.’

WY Core20Plus5 Pregnant Asylum Seekers & Refugees VCSE Project – Open to applications (until 5pm, Weds 25 Jan)

The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s Improving Population Health and Harnessing the Power of Communities Programmes have been connecting with a range of partners across West Yorkshire to develop the WY Core20PLUS5 Community Connectors VCSE project aimed at supporting pregnant asylum seekers and refugees.

The project is now open to applications from VCSE organisations until 5pm, Weds 25 Jan with the process managed by Nova Wakefield through its Third Sector Framework to enable a transparent and robust process. While focused on Wakefield, we encourage VCSE organisations from outside Wakefield to apply especially where they can demonstrate either their experience / connection of working with Wakefield / Urban House, that they can bring their experience to build capacity in this area within Wakefield and / or partnering with a Wakefield VCSE organisation.

Please find a brief overview below with a link to more info and how to apply. Please share far and wide to any VCSE organisations who might want to apply.

West Yorkshire Core20PLUS5 Community Connectors VCSE Project: Supporting Pregnant Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Funding available:                £58,500

Application deadline:           5pm, Weds 25 Jan

Area of focus:                        Wakefield (incl. learning for West Yorkshire and connections to Bradford & Districts, Calderdale, Kirklees and Leeds as appropriate)

More info & how to apply:   Via Nova Wakefield (https://www.nova-wd.org.uk/funding/core20plus5-community-connectors-programme)

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership are looking to fund voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to work with people with lived experience to:

  • Connect with pregnant asylum seekers & refugees and their own support networks
  • Improve access to maternity services & wider offers (particularly perinatal mental health) to improve their health and wellbeing
  • Develop as a health and care system that understands the needs of and responds effectively to pregnant asylum seekers & refugees
  • Co-produce resources for asylum seekers & refugees and the health and care system around maternity support and training for health and care staff to understand the specific needs related to continuity of maternity care

This project is focused on Urban House in Wakefield, an Initial Accommodation Centre where some people are housed via the Home Office dispersal system. In wanting to become an Integrated Care System of Sanctuary, it is essential we work with people seeking sanctuary as they enter West Yorkshire. Moreover, there have been increasing complex challenges facing such as increasing waiting times and delays in progression through the asylum system (including delays to access to financial support) prior to being moved from Urban House which has resulted in increasing numbers requiring maternity support.

Key to this project is working to create the conditions for people seeking sanctuary to feel supported by the health and care system and enabling a continuity of care from arriving in West Yorkshire at Urban House and to wherever they are then dispersed to within West Yorkshire (or the process when leaving the region). Recognising the challenges facing this community, it is essential that the project has trauma informed approach fully embedded.

If you would like to apply or have any questions, please click here for more information. The application deadline is 5pm, Weds 25 Jan.  

Growing Works – December Activity Overview

The end of the year is quickly approaching, Growing Work still has lots planned for Nurturing Healthy Lives Outdoors.

Our adult volunteering sessions are continuing throughout winter every Tuesday and Thursday 10.30am– 12.30pm with our end of season celebration planned for Tuesday 13th December which is our final bud session of the year. Bud sessions will return on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. We have introduced Mindful Making sessions on the first Thursday of each month. We are making sweet vegetarian mincemeat on 1st December and will be making bird feeders on 5th January .

We have seasonal adult activities with Mindful Crafts on Sunday 4th December and Bushcraft on Sunday 11th December.

For families with SEND/SEMH Sprout at Crow Nest Park continues each Saturday. The final Sprout session for 2022 is on Saturday 17th December, we are hosting a Parent Wellbeing Session during the regular session time for parents to make their own needle felted decoration.

For teenagers we have Young Shoots, the latest course is fully booked so look out for our next course in the new year.

For copies of all our flyers see our website Session Times and Information – Growing Works.

Please help us to spread the word about our session and pass this on to anyone who might be interested.

Many thanks,

Jess on behalf of the Growing Works team,

Jess Crawford – Project Coordinator- 07883905899

My regular working hours are Tuesday – Friday 9 – 5pm 

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Training – An overview of Refugee and Migrant Finance: Contextualizing debt, credit, financial exclusion and its impact.

This event has been organized by Voluntary Action Sheffield and Migration Yorkshire, and will be delivered by Josh Aspden. Josh is currently a Resettlement Policy Officer at East Midlands Council and ad-hoc Refugee and Migrant Financial Inclusion consultant.

An overview of Refugee and Migrant Finance: Contextualizing debt, credit, financial exclusion and its impact.

Wednesday 7th December 11:00 – 12:30 (Zoom)

Register via Eventbrite:

A free online training for staff and volunteers who are interested in learning about refugee and migrant finance.

The session will primarily focus on those with refugee status and asylum seeker status. It will give practitioners an insight into the formal/informal ongoing interactions that individuals have with the financial systems in settlement, home, transit, and 3rd Countries. Intersectional themes covered include:

  • indebtedness
  • debt
  • mental health and debt
  • informal lending networks
  • Financial Capability
  • Poverty trap/debt trap
  • “Friend in the Community”
  • marginalized groups.

The training will briefly cover the behavioural economics and psychology of those making financial decisions. It will also present several strategic recommendations to mitigate financial exclusion.

Holocaust Memorial Day – save the date

Dear colleagues, friends and supporters

We are pleased to send you this save the date notice for the Kirklees Holocaust Memorial Day event taking place on 26th January 2023 in Dewsbury. We are also organising a smaller event at Batley Library on 19th January called Extraordinary Stories and we will have a presence at the event on 24th at Holocaust Centre North. Please circulate widely. Further details to come after Christmas.

For those of you interested in participating and volunteering, we are holding a winter celebration at Creative Scene, 15 Union Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1BG on SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER at 1pm with refugees and friends together. Refreshments available plus bring and share festive food. We will also share plans for activities and workshops leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day.  All welcome, but please let us know if you are attending. 

for more information, please contact kim.strickson@6millionplus.org

Latest EU Settlement Scheme Quarterly Statistics & Grant Funding Extended

The latest EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) quarterly statistics report is now available to view on GOV.UK.

The latest quarterly statistics take an in-depth look at the total number of EUSS applications and their outcomes up to 30 September 2022. Application details published in this report include: 

  • Nationality 
  • Age
  • Constituent part of the UK 
  • Local Authority 

The dashboard overview below shows some key data from the latest quarterly statistics publication. Please feel free to share this through your networks. This can be downloaded from our Brandworkz platform.

The latest monthly figures show that:

  • 6.9 million applications were received by 30 September 2022, of which 822,630 were received after 30 June 2021*[1].
  • 6.7 million applications were concluded by 30 September 2022, of which 1.2 million were concluded after 30 June 2021.
  • By 30 September 2022, a total of 6.0 million (90% of concluded applications) were granted EUSS status, of which 3.4 million (50%) were granted settled status and 2.7 million (40%) were granted pre-settled status.
  • Of the remaining applications concluded, 143,550 (2%) were withdrawn or void, 131,150 (2%) were invalid and 375,400 (6%) were refused.

EUSS grant funding to support vulnerable applicants extended

The Home Office has confirmed that it is providing an additional £1.5 million in grant funding to a network of 60 organisations across the UK to support vulnerable citizens applying to the EUSS, including to switch from pre-settled to settled status. This brings the total Home Office grant funding since 2019 to £29 million, with the latest grant of funding extending to Spring 2023.

This funding has already supported more than 460,000 vulnerable citizens in applying to the EUSS. The network of grant funded organisations and their delivery partners are part of the wider support available to applicants through charities, community groups and local authorities across the UK. The list of current grant funded organisations is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-community-support-for-vulnerable-citizens/list-of-organisations

How to apply or switch from pre-settled to settled status – help and support

The deadline for most people to apply to the EUSS was 30 June 2021, but eligible applicants may still be able to apply if they have a later deadline to do so or they have ‘reasonable grounds’ for missing the deadline at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme. We have published guidance on reasonable grounds for missing the deadline which is available at www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/eligibility.

Support is also available to vulnerable individuals with pre-settled status who are eligible to apply for settled status. This is usually after they have been continuously resident in the UK for five years. Further information on switching from pre-settled to settled status is available at www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/switch-from-presettled-status-to-settled-status.

There is currently a wide range of support available to those applying to the EUSS. This includes help for people who may not have the appropriate skills or access to apply online, and support for children in care and young people who have left care. Further Home Office telephone and Assisted Digital support can be found at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme.

Key points to remember about the EUSS

  • Child citizenship: Children born in the UK to at least one parent with settled status will be British automatically. Children born in the UK on or after 1 July 2021 to a parent with EUSS status may still be British automatically even if their parent did not have settled status at the time of the child’s birth. This may be the case where:
    • The parent had applied for settled status by 30 June 2021 but was granted this after the birth; or
    • The parent applied for settled status after 30 June 2021, had reasonable grounds for submitting a late application, and would have been granted settled status had they applied by 30 June 2021.
  • More information about this and other circumstances in which a child is a British citizen automatically can be found at www.gov.uk/check-british-citizenship
  • Any child who is not a British citizen and is born to parents with EUSS status in the UK will need their parents to obtain status for them under the EUSS, within three months of their birth, or later, where there are reasonable grounds for the delay in making the application. Applications should be made here: www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status.    
  • Applying on behalf of children: An application must be made for every eligible child within a family. Parents should check if they need to make a late application on behalf of their children, even if they have already applied to the EUSS and been granted a status themselves. More information can be found at www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/apply-settled-status-for-child.
  • International travel and EUSS status: Non-EEA citizens who hold EUSS status and would ordinarily need a visa to travel to the UK should carry their valid biometric residence card (BRC) when travelling internationally and present it to the carrier, and at the UK border, to prevent delays. A list of nationalities requiring a visa to travel to the UK as a visitor, or for any other purpose for less than six months, is available at www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-visitor-visa-national-list.  
  • Joining family members: There is no cut-off date for eligible family members to join EU, EEA and Swiss citizens with EUSS status based on residence in the UK by 31 December 2020, provided they apply to the EUSS within three months of their arrival in the UK. Further information for joining family members is available at www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/join-EU-EEA-Swiss-family-member.
  • Temporary rights: Eligible EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who make a valid late EUSS application will have their rights in the UK temporarily protected until they receive the outcome of their EUSS application, including any administrative review or appeal. More information can be found at www.gov.uk/government/news/temporary-protection-for-more-applicants-to-the-settlement-scheme
  • Evidencing status in the UK: EUSS status holders will have created a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) account when they applied to the EUSS. They need to use their UKVI account credentials to sign into the online ‘view and prove’ service available at www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status where they can access their immigration status (eVisa) and use it to evidence their rights in the UK. Further information about how individuals evidence their immigration status in the UK is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/view-and-prove-your-immigration-status-evisa.
  • Support available: Support is still available to those who are eligible and need help to make a late application to the scheme, or to switch from pre-settled to settled status. Please help us reach these people by sharing the link to services across your channels www.gov.uk/help-eu-settlement-scheme. Details of further Home Office telephone and Assisted Digital support can be found at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme.

We are very grateful for your continued support in raising awareness of the EUSS among key audiences.

[1] *The deadline for applications from those EEA citizens and their family members resident in the UK by 31 December 2020