In the space of a few short weeks the Coronavirus crisis has turned our lives upside down, and we salute all those key workers, from carers to consultants and from supermarket staff to council workers, whose efforts are helping to turn the tide and keep our society going through it all.
We hope that those of you who could were albe able to rest and recharge over the Easter weekend despite the lockdown, and to support those who couldn’t.
EU nationals share their COVID-19 stories with #RightThereWithYou
Many of the key workers in this time of crisis in the Cambridge area and right across the UK are EU nationals, citizens of EU member states who have made their homes here. To prepare for the second reading of the immigration bill after Easter The3million have launched the #RightThereWithYou campaign to highlight the contribution of migrants to so many spheres of life the UK at this time of crisis. They are currently collecting case studies, so please get in touch if you have a good story to tell: firstname.lastname@example.org
They are sharing some of these case studies on the3million twitter account, and you you can share your story too using the hashtag #RightThereWithYou.
Settled – Providing support to EU citizens
Settled are a charity closely allied to the3million that provides support to EU citizens in the UK with their settled status applications. While the COVID-19 crisis has meant they can’t hold drop-in sessions, stalls or visit homes for now, they are continuing to provide support online and by phone.
If you or anyone you know has questions regarding the EU Settlement Scheme or would like to receive some help with the (pre-)settled status application please contact Settled.
If you prefer to speak over the phone you can give your name, contact details, a brief outline of the nature of your query and your preferred language for communications and we will call you back within 48 hours!
Phone: 07511214684 / 07511214701 Lines open: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Settled – Online training of new volunteer immigration advisers
Settled are planning to hold online training sessions later this month, to get new volunteer advisers on board and registered so they can give support to EU citizens and their family members. In Cambridgeshire Settled are particularly looking for volunteers who speak Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian, Latvian or Portuguese. If you speak any of these languages please volunteer through Settled’s online volunteering form https://settled.org.uk/en/volunteer/ stating in the comment box which languages you speak.
However, if you are interested but do not speak those languages, contact us by email at email@example.com. and we’ll put you in touch with a local Settled coordinator.
Please do share this information with any family, friends and colleagues who you think might find it useful.
Cambridge for Europe