The European Union Settlement Scheme is a way that they can do this, with successful applicants gaining either settled or pre-settled status. Europia have been commissioned by Rochdale Borough Council to provide information and support to EU Citizens living in Rochdale, helping them to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.
There will be a number of outreach events happening in the coming months, across each of Rochdale's five districts, spreading the word to employers, businesses and organisations who come into contact with EU Citizens about the help available. These events will then feed into sign up events, where advisors will be on hand to help EU Citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Norman Beverley, Head of Advice Services at Europia said:
“Europia are delighted to have been chosen by Rochdale Borough Council to help roll out the scheme across all of Rochdale’s five districts. “It’s important that European Citizens in Rochdale are made aware of the scheme and take appropriate advice, as they may need to apply to ensure they keep their right to live and work in the UK past the Brexit transition period.”
The current deadline to apply to the scheme is 30 June 2021, but Europia would recommend that EU Citizens contact an appropriate agency as soon as possible. The sooner the application is made, the sooner EU Citizens can confirm their right to stay.
The first of the outreach sessions will be taking place on Wednesday 12 February at Rochdale Training Group, where a number of organisations who employ or work with EU Citizens will attend to learn about the scheme and the help available.
Sign-up events have been arranged to run every other week at Action Together, on Drake Street, Rochdale from Friday 21 February onwards.
More information about the EU Settlement Scheme can also be found on the government's website here.
To get in touch with Europia about EUSS and the project in Rochdale please call us on 01706 300640 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org