The support systems in place for those settling in Scotland are a challenge to navigate. To mitigate this, Citizens’ Right Project have developed a series of factsheets in different languages to help EU citizens access their rights in Scotland.
This info sheets explain, in simple terms, a number of essential rights for EU migrants and how they can be accessed.
So far, four of these factsheets have been translated into eight languages and contain resources for further support and guidance. Their funding has allowed us to create factsheets on:
• Universal Credit
• Social Security Rights
• Access to Benefits
• Maternity Rights
• The Right to Work
With the exception of the factsheets on Maternity Rights, Pensions and the Right to Work, the factsheets have been translated into, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Bulgarian, Spanish, Romanian, Lithuanian and Polish. They aim to translate the rest, and include more languages, if funding is secured.
These factsheets have been developed to promote awareness among EU citizens as to which rights they are entitled to and how to access them, with the assistance of funding from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Scottish Government.
As the factsheets offer easy-to-understand guidance in different languages and provide further resources for support, they will ensure that navigating rights from housing to employment is as easy as possible. This will significantly benefit EU citizens by guiding them through confusing systems which many are struggling through in their second language. This guidance is necessary to secure the rights EU citizens are entitled to.
Please assist us in securing the rights of vulnerable individuals. Share these factsheets widely through your network and contacts (website, social media, newsletters, etc).
If you are interested in getting printed versions of any of our factsheets, get in touch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please tell them which info sheets and languages you are interested in. They are gathering information to assess interest before deciding how many should be printed.