The No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) service has been designed to help people experiencing homelessness in Oxfordshire who have lost or don’t 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 funded by the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement, and the aim is to provide tailored support to allow these people to become self-sufficient and take practical steps to rebuild their lives. We are working in partnership with Aspire and Asylum Welcome to help this group of people move on from the trauma of homelessness. Working with local housing association Soha and Edge Housing, we are able to offer these clients 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 in partnership with Aspire, and Asylum Welcome, we:
- Find accommodation for people who don’t have access to housing and support them to sustain their tenancy.
- 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.
- Create individual plans to help clients move forward, including providing support related to trauma and helping clients to access employment opportunities so that they can live independently.
Who is this service for?
People who are subject to the ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ condition and are experiencing homelessness in Oxfordshire.
How do we work?
We provide a support plan for each client that focuses on their individual strengths and is tailored for them.