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Opoka - free & confidential advice for Polish Women from Taunton and surrounding areas

Opoka is a Polish voluntary organisation set up in the UK as part of a pilot run by Chrysalis Supported Association Ltd. Opoka helps and supports Polish women and children who are experiencing the devastating and damaging consequences of Domestic Violence and Abuse and who are often as a result suffering in isolation without knowing who to turn to, or how and where to seek help.

St Nicholas Day Party

St Nicholas Day is a time in the year observed on 6th of December, celebrated to commemorate Saint Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra. It is a traditional occasion to give small gifts to children and loved ones at that time.

Why you should apply for Settled and Pre-settled Status

Here is an article showing why you should apply for settled and pre-settled status now.

Proving how long you’ve lived in the UK

You’ll usually need to prove how long you’ve lived in the UK when you apply for settled or pre-settled status.

What is Settled Status Scheme

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen living in the UK, you and your family MUST apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if you want to continue living in the UK after BREXIT. The deadline for applying is:

The Secret Holocaust Diary of Teenager Renia Spiegel Will Be Published After 70 Years In A Vault

It begins in January 1939, with 14-year-old Renia Spiegel living in her hometown of Przemyśl, South-East Poland, which was then under Soviet occupation.

The Polish Jewish teenager had kept a diary filling hundreds of pages until she had just turned 18 when the Nazis murdered her in 1942 after she had escaped from the ghetto.

Settled Status capacity building session- Bristol

On 11 September we will be in Bristol as a part of our EUSS project.

Apply NOW for Settled and Pre-Settled Status

The UK is set to leave the European Union EU. The Uk's exit from the EU, "Brexit" will mean that European (EU, EEA and Swiss) nationals living in the UK will need to make an application to the Home Office to continue their residence in the UK under EU Settlement Scheme.

Somerset Football Association Project

The project is about increasing participation within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, increasing women and girls' participation in footbal.

BFI Film Academy Opportunity

The BFI Film Academy is a 7 day programme, where participants get to take part in masterclasses from industry professionals, watch and discuss British and world cinema, make two short films and receive career signposting.