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EU Settlement Scheme ‘No Deal’ Clarification & EUSS Updates from Home Office

This bulletin contains updates on the latest EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) news and activity. EU Settlement Scheme – ‘No deal’ clarification We want to reassure all EU citizens and their family members in the UK that they still have until at least 31 December 2020 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, even in the event of a no-deal exit. …

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The British Home Office have launched Entrepreneur Training Pilots for Refugees

The British Home Office have launched Entrepreneur training pilots for refugees launched 4 programmes which  will be based in Bristol, Belfast, the East of England and Staffordshire. For details :https://www.gov.uk/government/news/entrepreneur-training-pilots-for-refugees-launched-across-the-uk

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EU Settlement Scheme – One Million People Granted Status

This week the millionth person was granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme – just five months after the Scheme fully opened. The Home Office is committed to making the process of applying to the EU Settlement Scheme as simple and straightforward as possible and looks for reasons to grant status, not refuse it. This milestone has been announced alongside …

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EU Settlement Scheme and Home Office Support Mechanisms for Voluntary Sector in Promotion and Delivery

As the Home Office delivers the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), it is critical there are clear plans and arrangements in place to accommodate the broad needs of citizens that it expects will need to apply for the EUSS. The Home Office has put a range of measures in place to ensure that the EUSS is accessible and that all applicants …

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Northern Ireland’s first Minority Ethnic Parliament

The Minority Ethnic Parliament (MEP) is an initiative to further connect BME communities to political institutions and processes, to increase participation, and to build on work already done by local communities. In 2013 three regional ‘Questions that Matter’ events connected BME communities with local politicians on issues that are important to them. NICEM have been working on highlighting those issues …

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Migrant Rights Network – Dossier

The Migrant Rights Network have identified a trend among families affected by the £18,600 minimum income requirement, who are already facing long periods of separation from their loved ones who are reporting that their non-European Partners are also being refused entry to the UK as a visitor. They are putting together an urgent dossier on this issue to circulate among …

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A decade of destitution:

The British Red Cross in partnership with their partner agency Mustard Tree released a report relating to map destitution among asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester. http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Advocacy/~/media/BritishRedCross/Documents/What%20we%20do/UK%20services/Greater%20Manchester%20destitution%20report.pdf

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Small Worlds Workshops

WHAT ARE ‘SMALL WORLDS’ WORKSHOPS? ‘Small Worlds’ are cafe-style events in which people circulate around tables hosted by volunteers from different nationalities. The workshops introduce a taste of the diversity that exists in NI and provide safe spaces in which participants can meaningfully begin to engage with those from different backgrounds and other parts of the world. For many participants, these …

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New BME Study Wales– Joseph Rowntree Foundation

New BME Study Wales– Joseph Rowntree Foundation A new  Joseph Rowntree Foundation study  focuses on the experiences of people in Wales from five ethnic groups groups – Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Polish, Somali and white British/Welsh. The research included those living in a large city, the north Wales coast, the south Wales valleys and the countryside. Some Results Include: There were marked …

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