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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 …

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Elected Member Briefing Note: Ending Destitution for People with No Recourse to Public Funds

November 2023 COSLA has developed an Elected Members Briefing in partnership with the Improvement Service and Scottish Government, which briefs elected members on how No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) conditions are applied and the increased risks of destitution facing people with NRPF. The Scottish Government and COSLA share a joint commitment to mitigate the …

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Equality Diversity and Inclusion event

Aberdeen City Council are reviewing their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. They hope to expand the policy to cover how ACC staff interact with residents and visitors, and to shape the Council’s principles in designing and delivering services. They want to hear from as many people as possible…

Newly published COMPAS literature review on NRPF

The Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity at COMPAS, Oxford University, has just published a literature review as part of their Understanding Migrant Destitution in the UK research project, a UK-wide study focusing on local authority provision for destitute vulnerable people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF). Understanding Migrant Destitution in the UK by …

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New release: COSLA survey of Local Authority NRPF Support

As co-owners of the Ending Destitution Together Strategy with Scottish Government, COSLA and Scottish Local Government are committed to supporting people across Scotland who are at increased risk of destitution due to No Recourse to Public Funds conditions. This commitment involves supporting households across Scotland, wherever possible, to avoid destitution and hardship. In 2022 COSLA’s Community Wellbeing …

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Advice and Support for non-UK Nationals

The No Recourse North East partnership has just had a new leaflet published which signposts services available to people experiencing difficulties due to having a status of no recourse to public funds. Contact us to order copies for your organisation.