StrEEt Aware: Challenging Destitution and Homelessness for EEA Nationals in Edinburgh Training Session Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10:30am till 2.30pm
StrEEt Aware: Challenging Destitution and
Homelessness for EEA Nationals in Edinburgh
A Partnership between the University of Edinburgh Free Legal Advice Centre, JustRight Scotland, Shelter Scotland and Streetwork Edinburgh
Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10:30am till 2.30pm
MacLaren Stuart Room, Old College
We are launching an EU Settlement Scheme Law Clinic whereby EEA nationals who are currently living in the UK are eligible to apply for pre-settled status or settled status, in order to secure their rights to live, work, and access services in the UK.
There is therefore a significant imperative – in terms of safeguarding the current rights of EEA nationals and ensuring access to justice and – to support projects that bridge the gap and bring together caseworking resource and legal expertise, to help vulnerable and at-risk EEA nationals to make these applications, at the earliest opportunity.
This is particularly pressing for EEA nationals who are street homeless and destitute, because a grant of settled status will confer immediate access to mainstream benefits, allowing access to more forms of stable accommodation and support.
This training session will cover the substantive law, the project in detail and explain how University of Edinburgh law students will be provided an opportunity to gain experience working directly with such individuals and bridge an access to justice gap. Law students will undertake research and assist with casework from this new Law Clinic which will run from Edinburgh University’s Free Legal Advice Centre.
Only registered students can participate. To register, please email by 12 noon Friday, sending name and year, to firstname.lastname@example.org
|10:30 – 11:00||Welcome and Introductions|
|11:00 – 12:00||Legal training: The EU Settlement Scheme & Trafficking (JRS)|
|12:00 – 12:30||Break with refreshments|
|12:30 – 13:00||Street homelessness and service best practice – client care, confidentiality (Streetwork)|
|13:00 – 13:15||Law clinic practice and procedures (FLAC)|
|13:15 – 13:45||Group discussion or case study, team building, Q&A|
|13:45 – 14:00||Next steps and Close|