FACT­FILE... on UKBA pi­lot project

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

PETER­BOR­OUGH was se­lected to host the pi­lot af­ter the UK Border Agency re­ceived re­fer­rals from Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil and Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice.

Peo­ple from EU coun­tries have a right to travel freely in the EU and can live in the UK for up to three months if they can sup­port them­selves.

Af­ter that time, they can only stay in the coun­try if they are work­ing, reg­is­tered stu­dents or self-suf­fi­cient.

If there is no­body in tents and make-shift shel­ters used by home­less mi­grants when of­fi­cers visit, mul­ti­lin­gual lit­er­a­ture is left stat­ing that rough sleep­ers must re­port to a po­lice sta­tion in the next 10 days to prove they are self-suf­fi­cient and not a bur­den.

It has also pro­vided rough sleep­ers with of­fi­cial ad­vice about find­ing work and pri­vately rented ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from char­i­ties have also given guid­ance about over­com­ing al­co­hol and drug habits and ways that they can re­turn to their home coun­tries.

The pi­lot will be re­viewed at the end of the sum­mer.

IS­SUE: How the ET has high­lighted prob­lems with rough sleep­ers in the city.

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