Home care providers are expected to receive funding to provide practical support for vulnerable adults applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.
The Home Office has made up to £9 million available in funding, which will be used to help 57 organisations inform vulnerable individuals about the need to apply for settled status and support them to complete their applications as the UK exists the EU.
The successful organisations, including social care providers, disability and homeless charities, will provide support to an estimated 200,000 people, who may be marginalised or in need of extra help.
The funding comes as the Home Office confirmed it had now received more than 400,000 applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: “EU citizens have contributed so much to this country and we want them all to stay. That’s why we have made the EU Settlement Scheme free and simple to use.
It’s vital no one is left behind and we support vulnerable people who may have difficulties applying. This £9million of funding will help do that.”
Those who may require additional support include those with severe mental health conditions, those without a permanent address, those who are elderly and isolated and victims of human trafficking or domestic abuse.
Over the last year, officials have met with experts from more than 200 community groups, voluntary sector bodies and businesses nationwide that have strong local links with vulnerable EU citizens to inform them about the EU Settlement Scheme.
Yesterday, the Care Provider Alliance met with the Home Office to discuss how providers can help.
Full details of all the organisations receiving funding will be published on GOV.UK in due course.