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Local Authority support to destitute asylum seekers with NRPF “will be scaled down and end”

Jon Beech from LASSN writes: Regular readers will remember the post we did on Homelessness in Leeds and the potential impact that the end of Everybody In programme would have on destitute asylum seekers with No Recourse to Public Funds. Since then various LMP members have been asking Leeds City Council for a statement of […]

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Your help needed: joint letter to Leeds City Council to prevent evictions from asylum accommodation into homelessness – deadline 6th October 2020

Dear LMP members and readers, The Home Office recently announced and commenced plans to resume eviction proceedings for those who have been refused asylum. Without immediate action, people across our communities could be forced into street homelessness and destitution in a matter of days and weeks. This would not be acceptable under normal circumstances, but […]

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Leeds Council awarded £1.3Million from “Next Steps” Homeless Fund

Leeds City Council have been allocated £1,339,180.00 via the Next Steps programme https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/next-steps-accommodation-programme-guidance-and-proposal-templates It’s not 100% clear what this means for people with NRPF in Leeds. Everyone who has needed somewhere to stay has been accommodated by LCC since mid-March 2020, and LCC officers have repeatedly expressed their aspiration to provide emergency accommodation to everyone […]

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Resource of the Week: Support to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other Migrants over Christmas 2019

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support –  Migrant Help telephone advice and guidance for asylum support, and repairs issues is now open 24/7.    Meeting Point are running a drop-in 15:00-18:00 on Monday 23rd and Monday 30th December focussed on providing food provision and a warm, friendly social space for refugees and asylum seekers. PAFRAS Christmas Party is happening on […]

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