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Decision details

Home Office funding for EUSS support

Decision Maker: Director of Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To seek permission to accept a grant of £90,180.36 from Home Office Invitation to Tender for delivering practical support to vulnerable or at-risk EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application.

 

Decision:

To:-

 

(1)  approve acceptance of a grant of £90,180.36 from Home Office Invitation to Tender for delivering practical support to vulnerable or at-risk EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application; and

 

(2)  approve the further use of the grant funding via Funding Agreements with  the agencies identified within this report to deliver the support required by the Home Office  

 

Reasons for the decision:

This funding will enable Sheffield to support a significant community of residents to secure their legal immigration status.  

 

Alternative options considered:

SCC has supported similar work to date using its own resources but this funding offers the opportunity to extend this further and ensure more people can get the appropriate support.

 

The option of doing nothing was rejected based on the vulnerability this would leave these residents in. It is unclear exactly what the impact of not registering under EUSS will mean but it could lead to refusal of public services or deportation.

 

Publication date: 10/11/2020

Date of decision: 14/10/2020

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