BASW No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF): Statement and Guidance
Loss of income or accommodation can mean destitution for individuals and families who have No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF). The impact of Covid-19 has greatly increased the numbers of people with NRPF facing destitution – many people with NRPF work in the catering and hospitality industry, precisely those areas of the economy which are being hit hard by lay-offs, redundancy and reduced hours.
BASW has now published ‘NRPF: Statement and Guidance’ which aims to both explain the complexities of the NRPF status, gives BASW’s position and signpost social workers to practice issues.
NRPF is a complex legal area and can be subject to rapid change. We welcome corrections and updates for future revisions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org