Granted Leave to Remain but with no recourse to public funds, Alice and her daughter were in a perilous situation, as she could not access homeless accommodation or apply for welfare benefits.
Granted Leave to Remain but with no recourse to public funds, Alice and her daughter could not access homeless accommodation or apply for welfare benefits.
Alice had been given a “28-day notice” to leave her asylum accommodation by the Home Office contractor Mears when she contacted our Housing and Homelessness Project. We referred Alice to a housing solicitor for legal action against the notice.
We also contacted her immigration solicitor for help in changing the condition of her status so that she could access public funds for herself and her little girl. We also helped her apply for a Crisis Grant to buy food and other essentials because her asylum support had stopped.
Alice soon received confirmation that her Leave to Remain had been varied, allowing her to gain access to welfare benefits and homelessness assistance until the family could stand on their own two feet
Positive Action in Housing has been supporting me since my early days in Glasgow and I am very grateful. On this occasion, I was given leave to remain with a “No Recourse to Public Funds” condition attached. I was fearful of our future without a job and without support until I get a job. My caseworker guided me on what to do and helped me to apply for a little money until I could access Universal Credit. It was a hard time and I felt very alone, but I got the help I needed. I cannot thank you enough.