No Recourse to Public Funds


There are currently thousands of people in the UK who are subject to immigration control and therefore No Resource to Public Funds. Behind the headlines are large numbers of individuals and families trapped in poverty with few, if any options and victims of trafficking, preyed upon by gang masters and at risk of abuse. Agencies struggle to meet the needs of these extremely vulnerable groups.


This course aims to provide an overview of the legislation affecting those with No Recourse to Public Funds and the implications of this legislation on the lives of individuals and families.

Course includes:

  • A definition of No Recourse to Public Funds
  • What are Public Funds?
  • What funds/support is available with NRPF?
  • Definition of those likely to be subject to immigration control
  • Overview of the National Assistance Act 1948 and its implications for NRPF including LA responsibilities for those ‘Destitute and in need of care and attention’
  • Overview of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1998 Section 95 and Section 4
  • Responding to the needs of specific groups
  • Spousal visas and the new Domestic Violence Rule
  • Those with NRPF who are ‘Destitute Plus’ (in need of care and attention)
  • Women trafficked into the sex trade
  • Migrant workers particularly domestic workers
  • Those migrants from European Economic area A2 and A8

Course suitable for:

This course is ideal for anyone who comes into contact with those NRPF, including advice workers, Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Charities.

This is a one day course running from 9.30am – 3.30pm  

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