Crisis Skylight Merseyside is an outreach service that works with homeless and vulnerably housed people.
We operate within hostels, day centres and other locations in local communities across Liverpool, St. Helens and Birkenhead.
We offer practical and creative classes in supportive and inspiring environments, together with formal learning opportunities that lead to qualifications and jobs. The overall aim of our work is to support individuals in their journey towards independence.
Crisis wouldn't be able to change so many lives without the support and commitment of volunteers throughout the year. More than 10,000 people give their time, energy and skills to help us deliver our services, campaign, fundraise and provide administrative and IT support.
Volunteers at Crisis are involved in everything from providing on-going one-to-one support for our homeless clients, to raising much needed funds, to being a trustee on our Board, to running our centres over Christmas. All these roles make a world of difference.
Working together with our Progression Team, the EEA (European Economic Area) Project Volunteer will gather evidence needed for our Members to be able to reside in the UK.
Our Members from EEA countries can now apply for Settled Status in the UK (providing they have been here for 5 years). This will give them similar rights and entitlements to UK citizens.
Some Members have received formal advice from Liverpool Law Clinic advising that they begin to gather evidence to support their applications. This may include completing Subject Access Requests to DWP, hospitals, and partner organisations to prove that they have been a resident in the UK for the last 5 years and this process might be quite complex. We would like to recruit some volunteers to help gather the evidence needed for our members to make their application for Settled Status.
This is an exciting opportunity to do in depth work directly helping our Members out of homelessness.
What you will gain
Who we are looking for
We expect volunteers to comply with Crisis policies including health and safety, data protection and code of conduct at all times. Volunteers for this project will require a standard DBS check
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 26-08-2019