EU Migrants: Benefits and Entitlements Workshop
This workshop examines the rights of European Union migrants under UK and European Law. You will be briefed on all the fundamental issues related to their Treaty Rights, their rights and entitlements to access benefits, allowances and services, alongside the recent changes for A8 and A2 Nationals.
As a participant, you will be given up-to-date knowledge on the housing, employment and welfare entitlements of EU nationals and their family members, but at the same time examine obligations on public bodies where an EU migrant has no eligibility for benefits or services but has No Recourse to Public Funds, but is potentially destitute! This course is highly participative.
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The aim of this workshop is to explore the rights and entitlements of individuals from other European Economic Countries whilst in the United Kingdom. In particular, it will seek to explore in a practical and inter-active manner the following key areas / outcomes.
Course Tutor: Doug Feery - Barrsiter
Doug started out his professional career as a Social Worker working for various North West Local Authorities over a period of 11 years. During this time he dealt with both adult and child cases but became particularly interested in the overlap between children and adults work because of the presence of mental health, not least in the child protection context.
Prior to leaving Social Work to study law and qualify as a Barrister, Doug also successfully completed a post 16 Teacher Training Certificate.
Doug was called to the Bar of the Inner Temple in 2000. Since then, he has worked predominantly in the areas of Public Law, Human Rights, Mental Health and a number of cross over areas linked to community care, court of protection and immigration.
Linked to the above, Doug has and continues to provide ongoing updates and training for Health and Local Authority professionals across these areas. In addition, Doug also provides law modules for a number of post-graduate programmes at the University of Central Lancashire, again linked to the areas outlined.
Key points covered on the day will include:
- Make clear which countries are covered
- Distinguish between Asylum seekers, Non EEA nationals and EEA Nationals.
- Who does and does not have a right to reside
- What tests should be applied to establish eligibility
- Understand the barriers faced by EU nationals
- Recognise the distinction between a Refugee, an Asylum Seeker, a non EU Migrant and an EU Migrant
- What rights and entitlements individuals (and their families) may have to Housing, Social Care, Health, Benefits
- What’s the position in relation to Human Rights as it relates to EEA Nationals, not least where they have NRPF
- What other obligations may vest with a local authority arising from this, linked to duties under the Care Act 2014, the Children Act 1989 and the Mental Health Act 1983 (As amended in 2007)
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By the end of the day you will:
- Learn about the relevant legislation and the changes to A8 and A2 Nationals
- Have a knowledge of their housing, employment and welfare and social care entitlements
- Consider the implications and obligations on your organisations to migrants who have no entitlement and so No Recourse to Public Funds but who are presenting in need of assistance
- Recognise and act upon any identified Human Rights breach, in particular Article 3
- Be able to effectively review and update your organisation’s policy and practice.
Who should attend?
Anyone who works with, or has the potential to work with new migrants; anyone who needs a thorough understanding of the barriers faced by these groups in accessing services such as housing, employment, welfare entitlements social workers in child care, adult, mental health and hospital settings. It is particularly relevant to people working in social work, housing, welfare, education, employment, health, community development or the justice system.