"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."

We wrote a guest article on LSE Brexit blog

Our CEO has written an incisive article on LSE Brexit blog about the causes of homelessness among the eastern European citizens in London: “There are a number of possible explanations for the prevalence of rough sleeping among eastern Europeans. Let’s start with work. Our intelligence – based on 3,000 Eastern European users we have worked […]

Free Information Event for EU Nationals

Brexit is moving ahead fast, but uncertainty is still looming over the future status of EU nationals living in the UK. To conclude our 2 years of  “Living Rights” project, a project part funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union, designed to foster successful inclusion and participation of EEA citizens living […]

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.  

Lost in tribunals

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are benefits meant to financially support disabled people. Unfortunately, due to years of cuts and change in regulations, disabled and people unfit for work  are finding it harder and harder to access this kind of support. Last week the Work and Pensions Comittee in […]

Organising migrant agency cleaners: a new challenge

The fact that commercial cleaning staff, who are usually women and migrant workers, are being exploited at work is not news anymore, in fact it has been in the news many times. We learned that people complain of being frequently mistreated by employers, usually agencies, who often ignore obligations to provide holiday and sick pay, […]

We are looking for new volunteers

Are you passionate about workers rights? Do you want to help disadvantaged Eastern Europeans and improve their working conditions? We are looking for Romanian, Lithuanian and Polish volunteers to help us with a new project. In January this year we have started a new project, “Organising Migrant Workers”. The focus of this project is to […]

What is the new settled status and what you need to do about Brexit?

On December the 8th, the UK government and the EU reached an important step in the negociations for exiting the EU regarding citizens rights . How does that affect you? For now, you don’t need to take any action.  There will be no change to the status of EU citizens living in the UK while […]

Supporting families – The Z family case study

When a person comes through our doors, it’s hard to tell at a first glance the level of support that they will end up needing from us. Our very experienced senior advisers know how to ask the right questions and find out exactly how they can support individuals and families. So was the case of […]