Help and Advice > Welfare and immigration support

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Advice
on social and welfare issues, and immigration

We offer help in your first language on matters such as housing, school places, benefits, employment matters, social and health issues and much more.  We are also regulated to offer advice and support for anyone who wants to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.   Our team can help in any language, and we're a charity, so all our help is free.  

Community Food Scheme

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Food & Support Alliance Information sheet download

Bridgwater & Surrounding Communities Food and Support Alliance

We're working with friends in Somerset's voluntary sector to help speakers of other languages to access the huge range of support through the Bridgwater Food and Support Alliance. 

Bridgwater Food Bank > Westfield Street Cafe > Sedgemoor Pantries > Wembdon Parish Centre > Grace Advocacy > Citizens' Advice > CCS Village Agents > Homes in Sedgemoor > Health Visitors > NHS Services > Somerset Bereavement Support Service.

Find out more by downloading the Alliance's info sheet. >>

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Food Vouchers
for residents of Sedgemoor

If you are homeless, or living on a low income, you may be eligible for food vouchers.  We can issue food vouchers for people who live in Sedgemoor. 

Community Redundancy Support

Help if you've lost your job

We're working with Citizens' Advice to make all their great help available to speakers of other languages.   If you've lost your job, you'll find all kinds of help available to sort out your problems and  get back into work. 

It's not easy if English is not your first language, and but our multi-linguistic team can help.  Don't forget that if you're an EU citizen, you need to apply for EUSS status NOW! 

Info in other languages, and more details are here >>

Welcome!  Bem-vindos! Добре Дошли! 

Bem-vindos! Se foi despedido e precisa de ajuda na sua primeira língua, por favor contacte-nos.
• Se está preocupado com dinheiro, podemos interpretar de modo a ajudá-lo a aceder a conselhos sobre benefícios, como pagar a sua renda e muito mais com o Conselho do Cidadão ( Citizens’ Advice) .
• Se precisar de se candidatar ao Regime de Liquidação da UE, (EU Settlement Scheme) os nossos consultores registados cuidarão disto por si.
• Se quiser melhorar as suas habilidades em inglês, pergunte sobre as nossas aulas online.
• Se estiver interessado em ter formação, diga-nos quais são as competências que gostaria de adquirir. Você poderá ser capaz de aceder a cursos gratuitos.  

Somos uma instituição de caridade, então toda a nossa ajuda é gratuita. Clique nos vídeos para conhecer alguns dos nossos conselheiros. 

Witaj! Jeżeli zostałeś zredukowany i potrzebujesz pomocy w swoim ojczystym jezyku, proszę skontaktuj sie z nami.
• Jeżeli martwisz się o pieniądze, możemy pomóc w tłumaczeniu, aby umożliwić dostęp do porad dotyczących zasiłku, opłacania czynszu i innych z Biurem Porad Obywatelskich (Citizens' Advice).
• Jeżeli potrzebujesz ubiegać się o Status Osiedleńczy UE (EU Settlement Scheme), nasi certyfikowani doradcy zajmą się tym dla Ciebie.
• Jeżeli chciałbyś polepszyć swoje umiejętności z języka angielskiego, zapytaj o nasze lekcje online.
• Jeżeli interesujesz się szkoleniami, powiedz nam jakie umiejętności chciałbyś zdobyć. Możesz być uprawniony do darmowych kursów.

Jesteśmy organizacją charytatywną, więc nasza pomoc jest darmowa. Kliknij na video, aby spotkać naszych doradców.  

Добре Дошли! Ако сте били съкратени от работа и се нуждаете от помощ на родният ви език, моля свържете се с нас.
• Ако имате притеснения за пари, може да осигурим превод , за да ви помогнем да получите достъп до съвети относно обезщетения,плащане на нем и други чрез Citizens’ Advice.
• Ако трябва да кандидаствате по Схемата за Уседналост на Граждани на ЕС, нашите регистрирани консултанти ще се погрижат за това.
• Ако искате да подобрите уменията си по английски език, попитайте за нашите онлайн уроци.
• Ако се интересувате от обучение, кажете ни какви умения бихте искали да придобиете. Може да имате достъп до безплатни курсове.

Ние сме благотворителна организация, така че помощта ни е безплатна. Кликнете върху видеоклиповете, за да се срещтнете с някои от нашите консултанти. 

EU Settlement Scheme

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June 30 2021: Deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

Late Applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

EEA and Swiss citizens who can show good cause may be able to make an application to the Scheme after the deadline of June 30.  This does not mean that there has been an extension to the deadline. 

Our advisers are regulated with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner and can help with late applications. 

We will be accepting enquiries shortly after July 1. 

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EUSS questions and answers
Get help now

Visit our questions and answers about the EU Settlement Scheme, or contact our regulated advisers at euss@diversityvoice.org.uk

New to Somerset?

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General Advice
to help you with your new life in Somerset

Wherever in the world you lived before, welcome to Somerset!  Making a new life isn't easy, but we can help.  We're migrants too, and all our help is free.  You will find some help here, but we are very happy to speak to you.  Our help is available in any language. 
hello@diversityvoice.org.uk   

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