Please find below some information from Cornwall Council and Inclusion Cornwall which may be of use to people supporting EU citizens and their family members. The text in blue  take you to more information. You can also refer to the Cornwall Council website.


Whatever happens, our European residents and their families will continue to be valued members of our community who we hope will continue to call Cornwall their home.

Regardless of whether the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Government has guaranteed the rights and status of our European residents, and laid secondary legislation to come into force on exit day to implement that – including that to underpin continued access to domestic healthcare, education, and the continued recognition of professional qualifications.

The rights and status of currently resident EU citizens and their family members living in the UK before the UK leaves the EU will remain the same as now on exit day. You will therefore continue to have a right to stay and access public services after 31 October. This includes access to public fundssocial housing and homelessness supportbenefits and pensions, and free NHS care. There will also be no changes to your right to rent or right to work, nor any changes to how you may need to prove that right – meaning that you are not required to prove your status under the EU Settlement Scheme until 2021.

Whilst there should be no immediate change for our European residents on exit day, you may need to take steps to continue to live and work in the UK after 31 December 2020. The EU Settlement Scheme provides a means to obtain a UK immigration status for this purpose, as detailed in the section above on this page. The deadline for applications will be 31 December 2020

A toolkit of briefings, posters, videos and leaflets are available for you to support advertise the scheme to your organisation or community.


More information can be found on the EU Settlement Scheme section on this page – including details of our ID scanning service, and support available through Inclusion Cornwall.