No Recourse North East

Tackling and Preventing Destitution

Welcome to our partnership website for the sharing of experience and knowledge of supporting people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)

Tackling and Preventing Destitution for people with No Recourse to Public Funds

Many people from outside of the UK have ‘no recourse to public funds’ stipulated in their visas, preventing them from accessing most housing, homeless and welfare benefit assistance. The majority of people will have no problems as they work and stay in Scotland, but a significant number may run into unexpected and sudden problems for a wide variety of reasons. Often people affected find themselves in very difficult circumstances, usually with a significant impact on young and vulnerable people. Food poverty, housing and fuel debts etc. can quickly lead to destitution. 

Accessing public funds can affect all non-UK nationals including those EEA nationals who have lost their right to reside. Rules and laws around these issues are very complicated and there are many exceptions.  The No Recourse North East Partnership promotes ways of working that prevent people falling into destitution, as well as joint working that supports those that are in crisis and significant need. Our vision is for a region that is compassionate and welcoming to everyone, with systems and structures in place that prevent destitution and provide a safety net for all.

Please visit our Resources pages for useful information and Training materials which can be used to raise awareness around the issue of NRPF.

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Latest News

EUSS Monthly clinics

NEXT CLINIC 20th APRIL 2024 Our NRNE Partnership Facilitators and Citizens Rights Project volunteers; Iona, Laura and Vikki have new dates for their EU Settlement

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EUSS Monthly clinics

NEXT CLINIC 20th APRIL 2024 Our NRNE Partnership Facilitators and Citizens Rights Project volunteers; Iona, Laura and Vikki have new dates for their EU Settlement Scheme Application Support Clinics. These clinics will be held monthly and appointments can be made by emailing [email protected] These clinics can assist with: Late applications, for those whom missed the application deadline of 30th June *NB HOME OFFICE HAS TIGHTENED RULES AROUND LATE APPLICATIONS; THESE NEED REFERRED URGENTLY AS HIGHER LEVEL IMMIGRATION ADVICE REQUIRED AND GROUNDS AND

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Scotland’s Adherence to the Council of Europe Convention: Addressing and Preventing Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

Just Right Scotland (JRS) have a new blog post about Scotland’s Adherence to the Council of Europe Convention (also known as the Istanbul Convention) Addressing and Preventing Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. JRS worked with the Scottish Human Rights Commission which submitted a report to the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action Against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) in December and that latter group will publish their report and recommendations in November 2024. Pages 95-97 of the

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Does your service connect with people who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF) in Scotland?

Please can you take (or share) this 5⃣ question survey to help us understand what is needed most right now👉🏽 https://us3.list-manage.com/survey?u=01130236da35764b1fcbb4d92&id=04f17fe108&attribution=false #NRPF #EndingDestitutionTogether

Our Coordinator Noelia Martinez [@peli_1982], will speak about current issues and barriers faced by migrants needing to apply to the #EUSettlementScheme, the types of cases reaching organisations, and other #settledstatus matters at this event by @HRCScotland. Register today!

NRNE Partnership Lead Organisations

The NRPF Project No Recourse to Public Funds: Tackling and Preventing Destitution is funded by the Fairer Aberdeen Fund whom we thank for their support.

 

 

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Get involved with us

Our main working group meets quarterly by Teams. Should any organisations or individuals working with groups affected by no recourse issues wish to join us, please get in contact to be added to the mailing list and receive details of our next meeting. 

There are also two sub-groups – one for International students with NRPF status and one for people affected by Domestic Violence with NRPF status.