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Important Notice: Home Office announces new two-year funding to help vulnerable EU citizens applying to EU Settlement Scheme

Home Office announces new two-year funding to help vulnerable EU citizens applying to EU Settlement Scheme £2.5 million funding boost to support vulnerable EUSS applicants – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) List of organisations – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Congratulations to AdviceNI who have been awarded the regional contract for provision of Immigration  Advice to vulnerable EU citizens living here who wish to apply for …

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Right to Remain – Updated Toolkit pages on Judicial Reviews and Human Rights

Updated  Toolkit pages on Judicial Reviews and Human Rights Updated Toolkit Page: Judicial Reviews: a legal challenge to how a decision has been made A judicial review is a legal challenge to the way a decision has been made in your asylum, immigration, or human rights application. That will usually be a decision made by the Home Office. It could …

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British Red Cross – Asylum Advice Belfast Service

The British Red Cross Asylum Advice Belfast service is available to asylum seekers living in Belfast, offering guidance and support during the asylum journey and providing casework support where required. This project is funded by Belfast City Council. We are delighted to have 3 new staff members with lived experience recently join our team alongside another caseworker already established in …

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Electronic Travel Authorisation FAQ

CAJ has drafted an FAQ to help demystify the new Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme, which is being rolled out in the UK. The ETA is a pre-entry clearance system, which gives eligible travellers permission to travel to the UK. Their FAQ helps explains who needs to get an ETA, and who doesn’t, with a particular focus on how it will impact …

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Refugee Action Report: Hostile Accommodation

Refugee Action’s report, Hostile Accommodation, reveals that the government is running a system of de-facto detention and segregation of people in the current asylum accommodation system. It’s cruel by design. Read the report here

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Statement on the Racial Equality Strategy, 2015-2025

The Racial Equality Strategy 2015 – 2025 establishes a framework for government departments (and others) to tackle racial inequalities, to eradicate racism and hate crime and along with Together: Building a United Community, to promote good race relations and social cohesion. Please see below a statement on the Racial Equality Strategy 2015-2025, from the Racial Equality Subgroup. Statement on the …

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Inequalities Experienced by Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Traveller People in Belfast Research

Executive Summary and Full Report on the Research, examining the Inequalities experienced by People from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Traveller Communities residing in Belfast. The Executive Summary translated into : Chinese, Arabic, Somali, Romanian and Polish, To obtain copies please email Leish Dolan:  dolanl@belfastcity.gov.uk

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Young Asylum Seekers And Mental Health Services Podcast

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has released a new podcast exploring unaccompanied refugee minors’ experiences of mental health services and professionals, based on a systematic review of qualitative studies. The podcast discusses methodology used for the review which finds unaccompanied refugee minors often don’t trust mental health professionals, nor do they have a clear perception of …

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Watchdog concerned that airline carriers are stopping some EU and EEA EFTA citizens from travelling

The Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA), which monitors the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens after the UK left the EU, has concerns that airline carriers are unnecessarily stopping some citizens from boarding flights. It has written an open letter to all carriers to remind them of the Home Office’s guidance, around what documents citizens need to travel to the …

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