East European Resource Centre is a charity (reg. no. 1114607) that has been providing information, advice and support to people from Central and Eastern Europe since 1984, in particular from the 2004 and 2007 EU accession countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Our vision is of Great Britian being home to Eastern European (EE) migrants where they can make choices about their families, work and homes, and live fulfilled lives as respected members of local communities.
Our mission is giving voice and resources to EE migrants who experience poverty, exploitation and social exclusion in order to help them to make choices about their lives and realize their potential as equal members of communities.
Currently, we provide:
This year we have supported over 5,000 people with advice and casework. We’ve reached a further 400,000 people through online events and campaigns. We have provided isolation support to just under 100 people and crisis support to those who need it. We employ 23 staff members and approximately 20 volunteers. We work together to get the best outcomes for our clients and champion best practice.
EERC is a fully professional organisation. We are members of Advice UK, National Homeless Advice Service, Children Poverty Action Group and many other networks. We are registered with the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner and Financial Conduct Authority (for debt advice purposes). EERC is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered with the Companies House and the Charity Commission.