Newfields Law is a boutique law firm based in the centre of Cardiff which specialises in immigration advisory services.
It provides an advisory service to EU citizens and their (EU or non-EU) family members who are based in Wales and wish to submit applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.
As a law firm regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, we advise in respect of all application types, ranging from those which are simple and straightforward to the more complex and non-standard, including challenging Home Office decisions. Newfields also works alongside other key organisations, in particular those working with vulnerable groups, to provide support and advice beyond OISC level 1.
In addition to 1-2-1 advice services delivered in person, phone, or electronically, it will deliver a public awareness campaign throughout Wales which will promote the EU Settlement Scheme and the support services available to EU nationals residing in Wales. Promotion materials include a number of both traditional and digital formats targeted in key public locations across Wales.
Citizens Advice working in partnership with Ethnic Youth Support Team
Citizens Advice Cymru provides an information, guidance, and advice service to assist clients with simple settled status applications (OISC Level 1). In addition to this, Citizens Advice Cymru also can provide casework and specialist casework against the full range of social welfare advice law topics. Referrals to other services will be suggested where clients would benefit from further assistance in complex issues.
Citizens Advice services are supported by outreach / engagement activities undertaken by EYST (Ethnic Youth Support Team) who have a proven track record in working with and engaging community groups and organisations supporting migrant communities, including EU Citizens.
EYST are undertaking a number of activities designed to seek out individuals and groups and encourage the use of, and make referrals to, the advice services on offer.
Settled works to guide, inform and assist vulnerable and hard to reach EU citizens, to help them keep their right to live and work in the UK when the UK leaves the European Union.
As part of a consortium led by the International Office of Migration and in partnership with Here for Good, it will deliver advice sessions for vulnerable and hard to reach EU citizens in Wales in general and Roma communities in particular, through a professionally coordinated network of volunteers, or Settled Status Angels. These will be trained to deliver basic advice and are OISC EUSS Level 1 accredited. More complex cases will be referred for support and advice to Here for Good.
The Settled website www.settled.org.uk will offer interactive support and guidance, and direct EU citizens to bespoke information. Settled can also be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Here for Good advice line - 020 7014 2155 - will be open on Mondays (09:30-11:30), Wednesdays (11:30-13:30) and Fridays (13:30-15:30).
Newport Mind provide an advice and support service across Wales in partnership with a number of local Mind offices (Cardiff Mind, Swansea Mind, Mind Pembrokeshire, North East Wales Mind). The service has been commissioned to target vulnerable
adults with mental health issues, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly.
All staff will be able to provide full digital support to help people with their applications, and in addition applicants will be signposted to services if more complex needs are identified.
North East Wales / Tim Fox Tel: 07552 121563
Newport / Donald Mutale Tel: 07976 462481
Cardiff / Ana-Maria Neacsu Tel: 07918 619238
Swansea / Chris Lewis Tel: 07966 137565
Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire / Taz Islam Tel: 07976 463013
TGP Cymru / Travelling Ahead Advice and Advocacy Service
This is a Wales-wide service and is focused on the EU Roma community
It is a face-to-face mobile service providing:
- Information sessions in all home languages
- One-to-one support sessions through pre-booked appointments in all home languages.
- The team will assist in all stages of an application for any needs within OISC Level 1 authorisation.
- Any people requiring support above that level will be referred to an OISC Level 2 or Level 3 advisor
For people with on-going needs (not just a one-off advice meeting), the Support Worker will maintain contact and arrange all subsequent meetings. In the case that a person needs OISC level two or three support, they will maintain contact with the TGP Cymru adviser throughout to ensure an end-to-end service is carried out
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) to enable them to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
This telephone advice line is staffed by women immigration solicitors or barristers who are qualified to give advice up to OISC Level 3.
We can advise on applying to the EU Settlement Scheme including helping you to understand:
- What the EU Settlement Scheme is
- What criteria you need to meet
- How to make an application
- What documents you will need to apply
- What type of status you are eligible for