GETTING AND PAYING FOR HOUSING - Sue Lukes
We are very pleased to present this guide to all professionals working with Polish families affected by domestic abuse. It aims to provide them with knowledge and understanding of complex areas of housing entitlement of Polish and other European Economic Area (EEA) nationals in the context of domestic violence.
Being homeless in a foreign country as a result of domestic abuse is a devastating experience for victims and their children. We must ensure that the response of support agencies effectively tackles this problem and foreign nationals get the help that they are entitled to receive to be safe.
More information about housing entitlement for EU nationals can be found on the Housing Rights website.
NRPF Network created a web tool to help professionals to work out if families can get help with housing and financial support if they have no recourse to public funds and what the local authority will need to consider when a family requests help from social services. You can access it on the NRPF website.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sue Lukes has worked in housing aid and refugee resettlement but has been freelance since 1996 as an expert in housing and migration and how local regional and national authorities and NGOs can make migration work for the benefit of all communities involved.
She co-edits the Chartered Institute of Housing website, trains many local authorities and others, does academic research and develops, facilitates, advises and evaluates projects. She is chair of Music in Detention
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LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
We created a mental health guide for the Polish community living in Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire. It provides information about a number of mental health illnesses and problems, outlining their causes, symptoms, treatment methods as well as contact details for the organisations providing support locally and nationally.
The guide is written in Polish. It's based mainly on information published by the NHS.
The guide covers the following topics:
what is mental health
post-traumatic stress disorder
borderline personality disorder
substance misuse - drugs and alcohol
organisations' contact details
You can download it here.
The project was financed by The North West Wales Community Cohesion Fund.