"Our vision is of London being home to Central and Eastern European (CEE) migrants where they can make choices about their families, work and homes, and live fulfilled lives as respected members of local communities. Our mission is supporting CEE migrants who experience poverty, exploitation and social exclusion in order to help them to make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal members of communities."

Director of Labour Market Enforcement

Yesterday we met with sir David Metcalf, the Director of Labour Market Enforcement to discuss the new enforcement strategy of his office. The meeting was organised by the Labour Exploitation Advisory Group which is maintained by Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX). It was an opportunity for us to have a say in DLME consultation and […]

Free Permanent Residency workshops for Romanians, Polish and Bulgarians

We are organising a series of events for our Polish, Romanian and Bulgarian communities in Brent, part of the Brent Eastern European Fair on the 17th of June. Knowing that Eastern Europeans are keen to find out more about securing their status in the UK after Brexit, our workshops will be on permanent residency and British […]

Free Permanent Residency workshop for Romanian speakers

We are organising a new workshop on permanent residency and British Citizenship for the Romanian community. The workshop will take place on 13th of June, at Romanian Cultural Centre, London  ( Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ), from 18:30. To reserve a place, please contact voice@eerc.org.uk.  

Free Permanent Residency workshop for Polish speakers

We are happy to invite you to another permanent workshop – on the 6th of June, from 7  – 9 pm at POSK.  During the two hours, we will go through the application process and eligibility and we will also have some time for questions.  To book a place, please contact ula@eerc.org.uk or call 020 8741 1288.

We are working towards becoming the 3rd party reporting site for hate crime

On 29 March 2017 we met with the government representatives, TellMAMA and Community Safety Trust who have been helping us to become a third party reporting site for hate crimes committed against Poles and other Eastern Europeans in London and the UK. We are committed to join the government, the civil society organisations and the criminal […]

Race or ethnicity? Hate crime against Eastern Europeans in London.

Last week, we talked at the Hate Crime conference in Brent, part of the Hate Crime awareness week. It was a great and interesting meeting, and we are grateful to have been part of it. It gave us the opportunity to think once again on how to tackle hate crime against the Eastern European community. […]

Stop changes to NHS up-front charging!

We call all Eastern Europeans, our supporters and all members of the general public to sign in the petition to stop changes to the way how NHS charges for health services. To add your name to the list of signatories before the 2nd of October 2017 please go here. Do not wait – it is […]

Good news: Free English Classes at East European Resource Centre

Good news everyone! After spending a few months finding the perfect English teacher (we did, two of them), we are now finally able to provide free English classes for Eastern Europeans, in our offices. We know that the most important step towards integration and leading a fulfilled life as full members of the community, is […]

Survey – Eastern Europeans in London. We want to hear from you!

The East European Resource Centre is currently seeking to better understand the needs of London-based Eastern European workers, whether they are in the construction industry, nursing, social care, catering or other fields of work. We are considering expanding the range of services we offer and as part of this expansion, we are sending this survey […]

What is bogus self-employment?

Part of our mission here at Eastern European Resource Centre is to make people aware of their rights at work, to make sure that our clients are in legal employment and that they are not being exploited at work. Many of the most disadvantaged Eastern Europeans are unaware of the difference between self employed or […]

What does it mean to be an Eastern European Londoner today? Meeting with Matthew Ryder, the deputy mayor of London

On 2 August 2017 we met with Matthew Ryder, the deputy mayor of London in charge of social integration, social mobility and community engagement. The meeting was held in the Polish Centre and attended by a group of representatives from Polish organisations ranging from old and established to very young. The intention of Mr Ryder had […]