HOW WE CAN HELP
Here for Good is here to support those who need it the most.
Our network of immigration lawyers, both full time and volunteers, spans the country. In the past year, they have taken on over 500 complex cases; many for individuals who are the most at-risk and/or vulnerable in society.
If you think you need our help, follow the steps below:
If you have further questions, you can also call our Phone Advice Line:
0207 014 2155
Monday, 09:30 - 11:30
Wednesday, 11:30 - 13:30
Friday, 13:30 - 15:30
0115 964 4112
Tuesday, 09:00 - 11:00
Thursday, 15:00 - 17:00
If you do need further advice, please complete our Means-testing Form, to help us better understand your situation and determine what sort of advice you need.
While we want to help as many EU, EEA and Swiss citizens as possible, as well as their families, our priority is to support those with limited access to immigration advice, particular vulnerabilities and/or complex cases. As such, we will consider your enquiry in line with our Means-testing Policy.
Once you complete this form, a caseworker will aim to be in touch within 5-10 working days. Please note, during very busy periods, it may take slightly longer than this. We appreciate your patience. Please call our telephone advice line if the matter is urgent.
Complex case referrals from charities and support organisations
THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATIONS UNDER THE EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME IS 30 JUNE 2021
If you need to make an application, please do this as soon as possible so that you do not miss the deadline.
Here for Good is likely to be very busy in the coming months. To assist us, please refer cases to us as soon as you can – and do bear in mind that it may take us longer to allocate cases than usual. While we will try our very best to take on as many new cases as possible between now and the deadline, if we are at capacity we may not be able to take on your case.
If you are a charity or support organisation that would like to refer a case to Here for Good for 1-2-1 support, please download this Referral Form and this Means-testing Form, complete them with the client, and send them both to the email address specified in the Referral Form.
Advice for those experiencing delays in their EU Settlement Scheme applications
Due to an increase in enquiries, Here for Good is at present prioritising support for those who are yet to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme. Our Volunteer Coordinator and Solicitor, Carla Mirallas, has written an article outlining the options available to those are considering challenging a delay to their application. You can find the article here.
The purpose of our work is simple: to empower EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members (‘European citizens’) through helping them secure their status in the UK. In the aftermath of the EU referendum, immigration advice services were critically unprepared for Brexit.
When Here for Good launched, our research demonstrated that there was a significant barrier to EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, and their families, in accessing legal advice. Support is either too expensive or too far away.
'Advice deserts' are areas of the country that Here for Good identified as having high numbers of these citizens, but not enough free and relevant legal advice to support them.
Through our different operations, we aim to address these shortages and help European citizens and their families secure their rights in the UK.