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We are offering a range of open courses on migrants’ rights in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. We can deliver all those courses in-house too, as well as our in-house Equality and Diversity courses, including our new Communicating Through Interpreters course. 

While the Immigration Rules are more complex than ever, housing providers accommodate people with a very wide range of immigration statuses, from EEA nationals, to refugees with limited leave to remain, to people with work visas.

Some tenants have full access to welfare benefits, some have limited access and some have “No Public Funds” stamps, but it is not always obvious which and circumstances change. Maintaining tenancies in these circumstances can be difficult for everyone involved.

Our half-day No Recourse To Public Funds workshop will help frontline workers identify a tenant’s current status, clarify what this means in terms of access to public funds and plan effective support where difficulties arise.

We’re also running these old favourite half-day courses, freshly updated with the latest regulations: 

The Rights and Entitlements of European Economic Area Nationals have been more and more severely restricted over recent years. The uncertainty and threats of Brexit and imminent roll-out of full service Universal Credit mean it is more important than ever for housing providers, local authorities and 3rd sector organisations to be able to offer EEA tenants and service users excellent advice at the earliest stage. Our course will help you prevent unnecessary poverty, rent arrears and evictions.  

Now that all Scottish Local Authorities are hosting refugees, service providers throughout Scotland should have an awareness of issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers. Our Rights of Refugee and Asylum Seekers course explores how the asylum system works from the perspective of a claimant and the process involved in making a claim for asylum. The course also examines the barriers faced by both refugees and asylum seekers building a new life in Scotland and their respective entitlement to services. 

All these courses cost £100 per participant, including refreshments, and there’s a 50% discount for Positive Action in Housing members. If you’ve seen enough and want to book, you can book online here for courses in April to June 2019. If you want some more information about courses, dates and venues, you can click on one of the links to our training web-page, or please don’t hesitate to call or send me an email.

We also offer a range of half-day Equality and Diversity courses we can run in-house for organisations trying to develop more accessible and responsive services and working environments:

Equality and Diversity in the Workplace
Equality and Diversity in Service Delivery
Interpreting Culture
Communicating Through Interpreters

Click here for more information

To discuss tailor made in-house training, just drop me an email at [email protected] or call 0141 353 2220. 
 
I look forward to hearing from you!

Iain Chisholm,
Head, New Migrants Action Project

 

Edinburgh – 30th April 2019
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals

9.30 am -12.30 pm
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
1.30 pm -4.30 pm
for course location and more info,
click here

 

Glasgow – 14th May 2019
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals

9.30 am -12.30 pm
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
1.30 pm -4.30 pm

for course location and more info, click here

 

Stirling – 28th May 2019
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals

9.30 am -12.30 pm
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
1.30 pm -4.30 pm
for course location and more info,
click here

 
                       Glasgow – 11th June 2019
                                      No Recourse to Public Funds
                                              9.30 am -12.30 pm
                           for course location and more info,
click here
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