Supporting people with no recourse to public funds

Clients with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) are at high risk of homelessness and destitution because they cannot access mainstream housing, welfare benefits and employment. Services can find it difficult to engage with NRPF clients due to the limited support options available.

This guidance aims to provide information to help homelessness services identify which people they support have no recourse and what their options might be, in order to develop a support offer. It outlines the steps services can take to present different options, alleviate destitution or access funds for clients, and includes details of specialist organisations working with NRPF clients.

This guidance primarily focuses on migrants and asylum seekers who are non-EEA nationals. Services working with EEA clients should refer to: www.homeless.org.uk/our-work/resources/working-with-eea-nationals

Updated July 2020 - further updates pending

Supporting people with no recourse to public funds

People with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) are at high risk of homelessness and destitution because they cannot access mainstream housing, welfare benefits and employment. Please note that this guidance has updates pending.

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Models of accommodation and support for people with no recourse to public funds

A resource for practitioners and groups who want to get involved. Produced for Housing Justice, NACCOM and Praxis by Ceri Hutton and Sue Lukes.

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