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Migrants from central and Eastern Europe
People from the 10 central and Eastern European countries that have joined the European Union (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania - known as EU10 countries) can come to the UK to work, but have limited access to social provisions and welfare benefits. For those who have problems with accommodation or end up homeless, it is important to get advice and support as soon as possible, especially as the regulations governing EU10 nationals are complex and accommodation options can be very limited.
The Refugee and Migrant Centre in Wolverhampton provides advice and support to migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers in Walsall and the rest of the Black Country.
These websites give further information on the options available to central and Eastern European nationals:
- Housing Rights website
- Shelter's website and specifically the EU and EEA Nationals pages
- Homeless Link's central and Eastern Europeans pages provide information and resources for agencies and local authorities working with central and Eastern European clients.