Post Brexit Help

Dear friend,

European Nationals in the Swansea West Constituency

As your local Member of the Senedd I wanted to write to you to outline some of the help and support available to you, following the UKs departure from the European Union. There are a range of organisations and charities that can offer advice with any concerns or needs you may have.

Citizens Advice Cymru: Free and confidential information, guidance, and advice to assist with EU settled status applications and workplace rights. Call 01446 509 897 or email [email protected]

CAC work in partnership with EYST whose staff speak a number of EU languages and can also help to refer individuals to Citizens Advice Advisors – email [email protected]

Settled: A new charity, set up by EU citizens, to guide, inform and assist vulnerable and hard to reach EU citizens with their EU Settlement Scheme application. email [email protected]

TGP Cymru: Advice on the EU Settlement Scheme, full application support, plus a range of help for the Roma community. Telephone 0808 802 0025 or email [email protected]

Newfields Law: A specialist immigration firm based in Wales that has qualified advisors able to assist with all aspects of the EU Settlement Scheme. Telephone: 02921690049 or email [email protected]

Newport Mind: Advice and support for vulnerable adults with mental ill health, victims of domestic abuse and older people to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. email [email protected]

Royal Association for Deaf People: Webpage and appointment service for deaf people and their families to access support to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. email [email protected]

Rights of Women: A telephone advice line which provides legal advice and assistance to women who are vulnerable due to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), which provides help to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. Telephone: 020 7118 0267.

Please also remember that the law in Wales has now changed, meaning that EU citizens and other foreign nationals, as well as 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote in Senedd elections for the very first time in May 2021. You can find impartial, factual information about voting in Wales on the Electoral Commission’s website www.electoralcommission.org.uk

I hope this information is helpful and if you think I can be of assistance on any other matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Julie James MS