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Sep

Funding available for information sessions on the EU Settlement Scheme and EU citizens’ rights

Information sessions on the EU Settlement Scheme and EU citizens’ rights and entitlements post Brexit

Liverpool City Council (LCC) is the first point of contact for many people on many important issues. LCC has identified a need to provide information to EU citizens on the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) and their future rights and entitlements in the UK. This is to ensure EU citizens feel reassured about their future in Liverpool and to reduce the number of Liverpool residents with an insecure immigration status in the future.

LCC has made £5000 available for local organisations to deliver information sessions that give EU citizens the opportunity to become better informed about the EUSS, their rights and entitlements and the free support available to them in Liverpool.

Project specification:

  • Delivery of approximately 10 information sessions, with each session delivered to between 20- 40 EU citizens in Liverpool. Sessions should be delivered to a minimum of 300 individuals.
  • Sessions should take place at different times of day, including some evenings for people in work. We would expect sessions to be a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Sessions should take place in different locations across Liverpool, organisations will be required to source venues themselves.
  • Session should be delivered in a diverse range of EU languages. Essential languages include Roma, Czech and Polish, and sessions should be organised in locations accessible to these groups. Sessions in other languages are welcome and there should be at least one session in English.
  • Sessions should be open to everyone but targeted towards the following groups:
  1. young people leaving care
  2. people who are homeless
  3. members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
  4. people with ill health or who have a disability
  5. older people
  6. victims of domestic abuse
  7. victims of modern slavery and human trafficking
  8. people with limited English
  • Sessions should be delivered by an expert in EU law, organisations may consider a free solicitor from Seraphus solicitors, who are contracted by the European Commission to deliver non-political information sessions on EU citizens’ rights in the UK in the context of Brexit (see https://www.eurights.uk/events/new)
  • Sessions should include information on:
  1. The EU settlement scheme and how to apply
  2. Information on rights and entitlements for EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU (whether a deal is reached or in the event of a no deal Brexit).
  3. Signposting to local EUSS support projects
  4. Time for questions
  • Advertisements for the sessions should include the LCC and Our Liverpool logo.

Outcome

By the end of the session attendees should:

  • Have an improved understanding of the EU settlement scheme
  • Feel more confident in making an application to the EU settlement scheme
  • Know where to access support if they need it (locally and nationally)
  • Have an improved understanding of their rights and entitlements post Brexit (whether a deal is reached or in the event of a no deal Brexit)
  • Feel reassured about their future in Liverpool

Responses

Please provide a response of no more than two A4 pages detailing how you will deliver the project as set out in the specification. Please send your response to ellen.kiely@liverpool.gov.uk by Sunday 22nd September.

All responses should include a budget, please be aware we will be awarding a maximum of £5000 for delivery of the whole project, however LCC will accept responses who would like to deliver a portion of the project for less money.

LCC would like at least half of the sessions to be delivered by the end of 2019 and the rest in 2020.

Please include answers to the following questions in your response:

  • What do you plan to deliver?
  • When will the sessions be delivered?
  • How much will it cost to deliver the sessions?
  • Which languages will the sessions be in?
  • Where will the sessions take place?
  • How will you engage EU citizens, especially vulnerable or hard to reach groups?
  • How will you ensure the sessions are accessible for vulnerable or hard to reach groups?
  • What will be covered in the sessions?
  • Who will deliver the sessions and what is their expertise?
  • How will you measure the impact of your sessions against the outcomes above?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project please email ellen.kiely@liverpool.gov.uk

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