Camden Council writes to every resident to spread EU settled status message
Camden Council has sent a postcard to every household (approx. 125,000) in the borough urging residents to spread the word and encourage EU citizens to apply for settled status.
Camden is home to around 24,000 non-British EU Citizens and, according to latest available Home Office stats (June 2019), 8,040 residents have applied for settled status. While the EU settlement scheme is being administered by central Government, the council is providing residents with information on the process, directing applicants to advice partners like Citizens’ Advice Camden and offering free appointments with borough registrars for help with ID verification.
“Our EU citizens are a vital and hugely valued part of our Camden community and we are absolutely determined that they should be made to feel welcome here. They are our family, our friends, our neighbours and our colleagues and we want to make sure they stay a part of our borough if the UK leaves the EU.
“Alongside our advice partners, we are supporting many EU residents as they apply for settled status. However, it is vitally important that we spread the message to make sure everyone who wants to stay in Camden takes the appropriate steps. That’s why we’re writing to everyone in the borough and asking them to spread this important message.”
EU nationals have until December 2020 to apply for settled status. The application can be completed at www.gov.uk/brexit , which also provides guidance on the application process.
Camden residents can also access support and advice through www.camden.gov.uk/brexit.