Project 17

Trying to create change for families with NRPF in Newham

Since the beginning of this year, we've been meeting with the Mayor of Newham and other Council representatives alongside the Magpie Project, Shelter, London Black Women's Project and Hackney Migrant Centre to raise issues around the gatekeeping of section 17 support from families with no recourse to public funds.

There has been an independent audit of the NRPF team, which families with NRPF and organisations working with families were involved in. We are finally starting to see some positive changes and we hope that it's the start of something bigger...

Please do let us know if you come across any issues with the NRPF team in Newham by contacting Eve (, so we can raise these in our regular meetings.