NRPF: No Recourse to Public Funds

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) refers to destitute people from abroad who are subject to immigration control and have no entitlement to welfare benefits, Home Office support for asylum seekers or public housing. The NRPF policy affects a wide range of people who are subject to immigration control, including refused asylum seekers, visa overstayers, visa overstayers, people subject to domestic violence, post-18 former unaccompanied asylum seeking children, people in the UK on spousal visas and some EEA migrants.

Support for individuals with NRPF status
Local Authorities have a duty to provide advice to people with NRPF and to assit them in finding a solution. People with NRPF may be in some circumstances be entitled to care services including accomomodation and financial support. Local Authorities should undertake an eligibility test and an assessment of need in assessing whether they have a duty to support someone with NRPF.
What does the WMSMP do?
We bring together senior representatives from local authorities, the Home Office, the NRPF Network and the voluntary and advocacy sectors to collaborate through the West Midlands NRPF metings.
The NRPF Network
The NRPF Network is a network of local authorities and partner organisations focusing on the statutory response to migrants with care needs who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF). Established in 2006, The NRPF Network has over 2,700 individual members representing local authorities, the voluntary sector, central government, the police and the NHS. The NRPF Network operates under the auspices of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Asylum Taskforce.