A framework to help Local Authorities and their partners to support people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) during the COVID-19 pandemic has been produced by COSLA.
It sets out the legal basis and other considerations for providing support, with a specific focus on people with NRPF who are rough sleeping or vulnerable from a safeguarding perspective.
COSLA spokesperson for Community Wellbeing, Councillor Kelly Parry, said: “Migrants can be additionally vulnerable during and after the pandemic, particularly if they are restricted from accessing public funds.
“COSLA has produced a framework to assist local authorities and their partners to support people with NRPF during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Councils are working hard to provide support to the most vulnerable migrants and cooperating with partners to strengthen safety nets and to meet the needs of as many people as possible.”
For more information, visit http://www.migrationscotland.org.uk/migrants-rights-and-entitlements-0