Supporting EU residents living or working in Cheshire East who may be marginalised or in need of extra help applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.
CVS, in partnership with the Citizens Advice service in Cheshire East, has received funding from the Home Office to deliver practical support for vulnerable EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to complete their EU Settlement Scheme applications.
Examples of those who may require additional support include victims of domestic abuse, those with severe mental health conditions, those without a permanent address, and those who are elderly or isolated.
This is not an exhaustive list and if you or someone you know may have problems completing the application then contact us.
The support we can provide
We can help an individual complete their application, this includes:
- Providing advice on the evidence you need for ID and proof of residency
- Access to mobile and IT equipment to complete the application
- Referral onto specialist services if your case becomes more complex
- Translation services for those that need them
How to access our support
Individual contact webform
Organisation referral webform
If you are an organisation referring an individual
Contact David Johnson, CVS EU Settlement Coordinator
What is the EU Settlement Scheme?
If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss Citizen, or their family member and wish to remain in the UK after we leave Europe then you will need to have applied to the Settlement Scheme.
If you apply and are granted settled or pre-settled status through the scheme you’ll be able to:
- work in the UK
- use the NHS
- enrol in education or continue studying
- access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if you’re eligible for them
- travel in and out of the UK
The scheme is now open.
The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Further information on the details of the scheme can be found on the gov.uk website
Other Sources of Support
Alongside our programme, the Home Office is providing general support through a contact centre,
Contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre helpline if you need help or information about your EU Settlement Scheme application.
EU Settlement Resolution Centre
Telephone: 0300 123 7379
Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
You can get Assisted Digital support to use the EU Settlement Scheme online application form if you’re in the UK and do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form.
Contact We Are Digital if you need Assisted Digital support Phone: 03333 445 675 Text message: text the word “VISA” to 07537 416 944 Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm , Saturday 9am to 4pm