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Published date : 25 Sep 2019

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has today announced plans to hold an EU advice surgery in conjunction with Citizens Advice & Rights Fife (CARF) on 4th October 2019.

An EU Settlement Support Service Worker from CARF will join the MSP at the CISWO Centre in Glenrothes on Friday 4th October to offer constituents advice on how they may be affected by changes in the UK immigration rules because of Brexit.

The MSP’s EU surgery plans come in a time of great uncertainty for Scotland in light of the Westminster Government’s hard Brexit plans.

Citizen’s Advice & Rights Fife are providing their advice service, which is funded by the Scottish Government, for those who may be affected by the outcome of Brexit.

Commenting in the run up to the special advice surgery, the MSP said:

“I am pleased to be able to offer this alternative version of my usual constituency surgeries for any EU citizens in my constituency who are worried about Brexit and the how it may affect them.

“Brexit is certainly causing undue stress to many families and individuals in my constituency; I’m therefore hopeful this event will provide people with some reassurances.

“A CARF adviser will be in attendance at the surgery to try and answer any questions that any constituents may have – and as always all are welcome and no appointment is necessary.”

Nina Luznar, the recently appointed EU Settlement Support Service Worker for CARF added:

“Citizens Advice & Rights Fife (CARF) provides advice and support to clients from EU, EEA or Swiss citizens as well as qualifying non-EU citizens who need assistance when making an application for settled or pre-settled status to remain in the UK after Brexit.

“CARF has appointed a dedicated EU Settlement Scheme Support Worker to enable the service to focus on people who might experience difficulty in accessing or using required technology to complete their application, find it difficult to get the evidence needed to apply or are at greater risk due to personal circumstances and have specific immigration or residency issues.

“As an additional support to advisers, a solicitor-led helpline has been established to deal with difficult and complex cases.”

Citizens Advice Scotland launched a national helpline service 0800 916 9847 where trained advisers will guide callers through the EU Settlement Scheme and if required refer them to their local bureau.


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