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 for local authorities and services to help them identify which clients are NRPF 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 non-EEA clients (migrants and asylum seekers). Services working with EEA clients should refer to the Effective Action series for our publications on Entitlements for EEA Nationals, The Response and Offer for EEA Nationals and Reconnecting Rough Sleepers.

Updated June 2016

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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.

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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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