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Temporary support continues for homeless people with No Recourse to Public Funds. Now let's make it permanent

Breaking news: Homeless people who have No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) will continue living in temporary accommodation.

On 24th June, Dame Louise Casey clarified that the Government's announcement of £105 million in extra funding to support rough sleepers  will also include people who have NRPF.

Citizens UK leaders around the country have been campaigning to support homeless people in this crisis - and beyond - regardless of their immigration status. Nobody should be left behind. Not now, not ever.

Hear from some of our leaders on the news below:

Salma Ravat, One Roof Leicester Manager and Citizens UK leader said:

"We've had some great news today that the Government have announced another £105 million to support rough sleepers in the country; this includes No Recourse to Public Fund individuals. This is going to have a huge impact on their well-being and their health knowing they can stay in their temporary accommodation for a little bit longer. What we need to do [now] is keep up the campaigning and the lobbying and make sure that nobody ever has to return back onto the street."

Amanda Dubarry , CEO of Caritas Anchor House and Citizens UK leader said:

"The Secretary of State for Housing [Robert Jenrick] has announced £105 million to keep rough sleepers and those experiencing homelessness in hotels for longer. [This is] brilliant news. But it is only a step along the way and all the time the condition of No Recourse to Public Funding exists, there will be an end point of which those people could go back onto the streets. So we need to keep campaigning, please keep supporting our campaign to end the condition of No Recourse to Public Funds and protect homeless people so that no one goes back onto the streets."

Want to get involved? Sign our letter to Secretary of State for Housing Robert Jenrick calling for a meeting to discuss homelessness Read more about our work to end No Recourse to Public Funds and how this policy has impacted children with Free School Meals Sign up to here to keep updated about our campaigns to end NRPF and how you can join us. Call your local MP and l et them know you want support for migrants who have NRPF now! Click here to find your MP

Posted on 24 Jun, 2020