This Food Power and Right to Food webinar discussed the challenges of NRPF (no recourse to public funds) and how we can better support and involve those living with this status.
No recourse to public funds (NRPF) is an immigration condition that prevents individuals from accessing state support. Despite the challenges Covid-19 has caused for so many, government support for those living in food poverty still fails to explicitly include all those with NRPF, leaving people at increased risk of food insecurity and more isolated than ever. This webinar looked at how NRPF causes difficulties, what food poverty alliances and other organisations can do to increase access to food and involve those living with NRPF and how we can work with people with NRPF to challenge this immigration condition.
- Lesley Lila - Campaigns Manager at Praxis, a charity supporting migrants and refugees
- Esther, Adeola, Maria and Rashidat from Women Inspiring New Generations (WINGS), a self-advocacy group coordinated by Praxis.
- Ilona Pinter - A doctoral candidate based at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), part of the Social Policy department at the London School of Economics
- Lynda Ouzar - Founder of Solidarity Britannia, a food hive supporting people living with NRPF in East London
Watch the webinar in full above and take a look at the list of articles and reports shared by speakers and attendees below too.
List of relevant links and articles
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- Lifeline for All report - the Children's Society (2020)
- The Children's Society's podcast on NRPF (2018)
- Child poverty among recent migrant families (2018)
- Poverty among foreign nationals - Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- Making Life Impossible - The Children's Society (2016)
- Migration Observatory briefing on children of migrants (2020)
- Not Seen, Not Heard - Project 17 (2019)
- Local authority responses to NRPF during Covid-19 - University of Wolverhampton (2020)
- Migrants with NRPF experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic - JCWI (2021)
- Nutritional guidelines for emergency food parcels - IFAN
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Published 25 Mar 2021
Food Poverty: Over 10 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. We’re working to change that through people-powered projects and campaigns that tackle the root causes of food poverty and ensure everyone has dignified access to healthy, affordable food.