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We assist councils to prevent homelessness and alleviate child poverty by sharing information and good practice.
How immigration status affects eligibility for public funds and other services.
The benefits and types of housing assistance that are classed as public funds for immigration purposes, and when exceptions apply to people with no recourse to public funds.
Who can access education & funding for FE and HE courses
How immigration status may affect eligibility for services provided to families and children.
Free treatment, prescriptions, and who needs to pay for secondary care
Who can get adult social care and mental health aftercare
Who can get legal aid and how to apply for exceptional case funding
Who can get statutory support from social services or the Home Office, immigration options , and how to access legal advice
Guidance for social workers and other council officers who are working with adults with no recourse to public funds who are destitute or at risk of homelessness.
Guidance for social workers and other council officers working with families with no recourse to public funds who are destitute or at risk of homelessness.
Guidance for social workers and personal advisers working with care leavers who are without a form of settled immigration status.
Guidance for council officers who need to signpost people with no recourse to public funds, who are destitute or at risk of homelessness, to appropriate support services.
Read our recommendations for government policy change.
Government policy changes needed to end homelessness and child poverty
How government could reduce pressures on councils arising from supporting people with no recourse to public funds
What government policy changes are needed to reduce health inequalities