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Home Office updates policy setting out when access to public funds must be granted

09 Nov 2021

Guidance requires child welfare impacts to be considered and defines 'imminent risk of destitution'.

Continuing healthcare and funded nursing care can be provided regardless of immigration status

01 Nov 2021

DHSC confirms that CHC, FNC, and section 117 aftercare are not subject to overseas visitors charging.

Number of households with no recourse to public funds accommodated by social services increases by 30%

30 Sep 2021

NRPF Connect data evidences cost pressures for local government arising from the provision of essential ‘safety-net’ support to people who are excluded from benefits and mainstream housing assistance.

Councils can claim funding for destitution support provided to Hong Kong BN(O) visa holders

12 Aug 2021

Funding criteria and guidance now available.

End of the grace period gives rise to destitution risks and pressures on local government

05 Jul 2021

Information to help councils uphold EU citizens' rights and identify support options when people are ineligible for benefits.

New Plan for Immigration creates destitution risks

10 May 2021

We highlight potential impacts on individuals and councils in our consultation response.

High Court rules councils can accommodate rough sleepers with no recourse to public funds during the Covid-19 pandemic

22 Mar 2021

Now the legal basis for providing support is clear, more assistance is needed to help councils end homelessness when people are ineligible for benefits.

Access to public funds to be granted to Hong Kong BN(O) visa holders facing destitution

05 Mar 2021

Home Office to introduce change of conditions process.

Councils likely to incur costs providing safety-net support to EEA nationals after free movement ends

15 Dec 2020

We consider the implications of changes to benefit eligibility, housing entitlement, and the exclusion to social services' support after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

Urgent action required to ensure that EEA residents secure future residence rights and avoid destitution

28 Sep 2020

Councils can help identify and assist vulnerable residents to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021.