This is an extremely complex legal area, and the complexity often leads to confusion and inconsistency between local authorities and different service providers about the support that can be provided to people with unsettled or restricted eligibility.
Homeless Link in partnership with the No Accommodation Network has explored achievable and long-term changes that can be made in policy and practice to improve the support and outcomes available for this group. Our report, Unlocking the door: A roadmap for supporting non-UK nationals facing homelessness in England captures the lessons learnt in this project and puts forward an ambitious but achievable roadmap for local authorities and Government to sustainably tackle homelessness among non-UK nationals with restricted eligibility.
Homeless Link signs letter to new Home Secretary
Homeless Link has joined a coalition of leading organisations in health and homelessness to issue an urgent open letter, coordinated by Pathway, to the new Home Secretary James Celeverly expressing deep concerns over changes to Home Office practice affecting refugees granted asylum decisions.
Update on Home Office asylum support withdrawal
Services are reporting an increase in the number of refugees presenting at their services. This article explains what is happening and what response is needed.
Asylum and Refugee policies: Update for homeless services
Changes in legislation and policy around refugees and asylum seekers are rarely out the headlines. This blog seeks to summarise some of the changes and their likely impact on homelessness services.
Latest policy resources and updates on supporting non UK Nationals
This page will show you latest outputs from our project on local solutions to non UK National homelessness.
Unlocking the door: A roadmap for supporting non-UK nationals facing homelessness in England
Meaningful solutions to homelessness for people facing immigration-based restrictions on public funds have long felt like missing pieces of the puzzle in national plans to end rough sleeping.
A roadmap for supporting non-UK nationals facing homelessness in England
This is a recoding of a webinar on 29 June 2022 where we launched our new report, Unlocking the door: A roadmap for supporting non-UK nationals facing homelessness in England.
Briefing: Facing up to homelessness among non-UK nationals
Publications and resources from the Homeless Link and NACCOM project, Finding local solutions to non-UK national homelessness.
You might also be interested in the latest relevant practice resources
Supporting people with uncertain or restricted eligibility due to their immigration status
People with uncertain or restricted eligibility due to their immigration status are at high risk of homelessness and destitution because they cannot access mainstream housing, welfare benefits and employment. Read our guidance and briefing documents here.
NRPF – what is it and why does it matter?
This workshop looks at the meaning of No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) and who is affected by it, as well as the impact it has on homelessness. Speakers highlight what services those with NRPF can access and will look at the most common pathways from no recourse to recourse.
NRPF, homelessness and women and families
This workshop will hear from leading organisations in support for women, children and families subject to immigration control and explore the different routes open to support and help with accommodation and the prevention of homelessness.