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COVID-19 response

The Coronavirus has had a significant impact on the way we work. We're trying to meet the changing needs of our clients while complying with government restrictions and keeping ourselves and others safe.

Online Resources

We have been busy updating a number of our online resources. Browse through our new fact sheets and view updated local authority policies on our s17 hub.

Temporary extension of free school meals to some families with NRPF

Following legal action taken by Matthew Gold & Co and Deighton Pierce Glynn, the government has temporarily extended eligibility for free school meals support to some families with NRPF. We've created a number of resources for families around this change.

Briefing on NRPF individuals who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness & destitution during COVID-19 

As part of our work providing the joint secretariat to the APPG on No Recourse to Public Funds, we produced this briefing on issues individuals with NRPF are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

End the 'no recourse to public funds' regime

Along with 20 other organisations, we have written to the Home Secretary to request the immediate suspension of the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) system in its entirety for the duration of this public health emergency.

Councils must protect and support vulnerable migrants during the pandemic

Project 17, Migrants' Rights Network and the Public Interest Law Centre have again written to local authorities demanding urgent action. 

Changes to Child Benefit Qualifications

Until recently, parents with Limited Leave to Remain (NRPF) with children who were British or EEA nationals were able to claim Child Benefit.