SASW responds to Health & Sport Committee Call for Evidence
SASW submitted a response to the Scottish Parliament's Health & Sport Committee call for evidence into the potential impact of Brexit on health and social care in Scotland.
SASW National Director, Trisha Hall, attended an immigration roundtable at the Scottish Parliament alongside the Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport, Jeanne Freeman MSP and Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, Ben Macpherson MSP. The purpose of this meeting attended by representatives across the sector was to inform and have discussion on the proposals outlined in the Immigration Whitepaper. The outcome can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-population-needs-migration-policy/
Scottish Government sets out action they are taking to support EU citizens living in Scotland.
The First Minister has written an open letter to all EU citizens in Scotland, telling them how much they value their contribution and urging them to stay in Scotland.
The Scottish Government has produced a Stay in Scotland package of practical support and advice.
This includes a toolkit for employers to support their EU staff to Stay in Scotland including posters, a factsheet, digital content and guides. The toolkit includes suggestions about simple things employers can do to help their EU members of staff. You can find these materials at www.gov.scot/stayinscotland.
EU Citizens Advice Scotland
The Scottish Government has also announced the provision of an advice and support service for EU citizens through Citizens’ Advice Scotland and their network of citizens’ advice bureaux across Scotland.
Funded by £800,000 over three years, Citizens’ Advice Bureaux will begin increasing capacity immediately with a view to the full service being live at the beginning of March.
This new Scottish Government funded advice service will be in addition to what the UK Government is proposing.
EU Citizens' Rights Project
The EU Citizens’ Rights Project provides information, advice and support for EU citizens in Scotland and connects groups and organisations working with the community.