Migrants Rights Project
Our Migrants Rights Project supports EU nationals to know their rights to public funds and housing and promotes access to the EU Settlement Scheme. The project also assists Registered Social Landlords, third sector organisations and local authorities to know the rights of and their responsibilities to EU migrants.
Our New Migrants Action Project continued its longstanding service providing information, advice and advocacy on welfare rights, housing, and homelessness to EU nationals and supporting vulnerable EU nationals and their family members with IT and language support in making applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.
In 2021-22 we worked with 414 service users, benefiting 676 adults and 611 children, helping build a strong foundation for their lives in Scotland. The team worked with people from 15 countries of origin, the top 3 being Romania (85% of our service users), Latvia and Estonia. The project focused on the Romanian Roma community in Govanhill, which has the highest concentration of Romanian Roma anywhere in the country. This community are amongst Scotland’s most financially and socially excluded people.
£ 442,945 was raised from Universal Credit, tax credits, benefit entitlements and savings, and put back into the Scottish economy.
We run outreach services by appointment in Govanhill with Romanian and Romanes-speaking staff - click here for our outreach details and contact us to arrange an appointment.