The No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) service was set up in October 2020 (with funding from Buckinghamshire Council) to provide support to people experiencing homelessness in Buckinghamshire who do not have access to state-funded benefits and housing. People in this situation are often not allowed to work; neither are they eligible for benefits, nor allowed to use public services except for basic health care. This leaves them at high risk of abuse and exploitation.
This project is now funded by The Rothschild Foundation, and the aim is to help this group of people move on from the trauma of homelessness, by offering them dignified accommodation, whilst they receive help and advice to resolve any legal matters and help them to get their lives back on track.
What can we help with?
Working alongside Wycombe Homeless Connection, who provide us with a translator, we:
- Assist people to resolve their immigration status. This involves supporting asylum claims for those outside the EEA, and applications for settled status for those from within the EEA.
- Help to find accommodation for people who don’t have access to housing and support them to sustain their tenancy
- Create individual support plans to enable people to move forward, provide support to access trauma related therapies, and help to access employment opportunities to enable independent living
Who is this service for?
People who are subject to the ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ condition and are experiencing homelessness in Buckinghamshire.
How do we work?
We provide a support plan for each client that focuses on their individual strengths and is tailored for them.