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    During the last year, Advice NI in partnership with Migrant Centre NI, funded by the Home Office, continued to provide immigration advice and support to vulnerable EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens and their family members, family members of NI relevant persons and family members of frontier workers during the application process and securing the immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme. 

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    Those who apply late, and joining family members, will have rights protected while their application is determined.

  • Advice NI is delighted to be awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our commitment to realising the potential of our people.

  • As part of International Women’s Day 2019, Pay Plan published a series of blog posts with the theme ‘think equal, build smart, innovate for change’.

  • Welcome the new members to the EU Settlement Status team. Lets find out something more about them.
     

  • The General Data Protection Regulation, more commonly known as GDPR will come into effect on 25th May 2018.  It is the biggest change to personal data privacy in over 25 years.

  • Advice NI highlights importance of advice services as local government is about to undergo significant change. Ahead of changes to local government in Northern Ireland, Advice NI has called upon local Councils to ensure that the work of independent advice services is recognised and protected.Advice NI leads delivery of independent advice services across the current Castlereagh Borough Council area. The service involves face to face service provision by advisors locally deployed to service the Castlereagh outreach venues. Appeal tribunal representation services and dedicated money advice services are in place, a dedicated Freephone line has been established and an email advice facility is also in place.In April 2015, as part of the reform of local government in Northern Ireland the number of councils will be reduced from 26 to 11. There will be significant changes with the majority of households in Castlereagh merging with Lisburn City Council with 38% of the population of Castlereagh and 21% of Lisburn moving to the new Belfast City Council. The new Castlereagh and Lisburn Council area will have approximately 137,000 residents and approximately 56,000 households.Speaking about the service, Bob Stronge Advice NI Chief Executive said: “Independent advice services are much-needed and highly valued by people across Northern Ireland. Advice NI and member organisations have a proven track record in providing excellent advice services across the community and we acknowledge the support and commitment shown by Councils to advice services. We look forward to working with the new Councils post RPA to similarly ensure that independent advice remains a key community service moving forward.”