Introduction to social services support for people with no recourse to public funds

Develop your knowledge to identify correct signposting options or referral routes for a person who is at risk of homelessness when they are unable to access benefits and housing due to their immigration status.

23rd February 2022
13:00 - 15:00
Virtual Training
Entry Fees

This training is only offered to local authorities and organisations working in the East of England. If you attended this course in 2021 please do not book a place again. 


Who it’s for

  • Social care staff
  • Housing officers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Council officers responsible for developing strategies, policies and procedures
  • Other professionals who advise non-UK nationals

This is an introductory course for partners who have little or no prior knowledge of the support options for people with no recourse to public funds and who may need to make referrals to social services.


What you’ll learn

  • What ‘no recourse to public funds’ means and who this applies to
  • When social services duties to provide accommodation and financial support may apply to an adult or family with no recourse to public funds
  • How to make a referral to social services when a person requires support
  • Other support and signposting options for a person with no recourse to public funds who is at risk of homelessness


Course outline

  • Overview of the UK immigration system and how immigration status affects entitlements to services
  • Social services’ support provided under section 17 of the Children Act 1989 and the Care Act 2014
  • Making referrals into social services for accommodation and financial support
  • Support for asylum seekers and victims of modern slavery
  • Good practice, and signposting information for people with no recourse to public funds and officers who may need to make referrals into social services


This course is delivered by NRPF Network. Attendees will receive the joining instructions by email in advance of the training.

Please notify Gosia Strona on the details below if you have booked a place, but are subsequently unable to attend the training.

For further information and any queries, please contact Gosia Strona, Senior Manager, Strategic Migration Partnership, email: [email protected]  mobile: 07920 257947


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