Training for Community Organisations and Support Groups

The ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ condition has proved to be the way that the Home Office undermines the ability of people to support themselves without falling into poverty. Coupled with the fact that people have to wait at least 5 years before they can be eligible for financial support in the form of social security benefits or tax allowances, it is a hallmark of the ‘hostile environment’ under the current government.

The training will look at how this condition has been used in the past, why and when it changed and the ways in which it is interpreted today. It will also look at the role of local authorities to provide support and the challenges that have been made to the condition.

Event Name Date
No recourse to Public Funds Saturday 23rd January 2021
No recourse to Public Funds Wednesday 10th February 2021

Training for Immigration Advisors

The training programme below is intended to develop the knowledge and competence of people working to provide advice and assistance with immigration, asylum and nationality cases. It is primarily aimed at people working in organisations that are registered with the OISC (up to Level 2) or have legal aid contracts to provide immigration and asylum advice. In addition, it is open to individuals to take part in the training.

Event Name Date
Administrative Review, Appeals and Judicial Review: an overview Wednesday 20th January 2021

All courses are delivered on Zoom.

Fees and Booking

Sessions for community/support group sessions are priced at £30 per person, or £50 for two people (attendance can be on different days); free place for people seeking asylum or those without legal immigration status (for every paid place)

Prices vary for immigration advisor sessions. Enquire for further details.

For more information on costs, or to book, please email

Sue Conlan is exceptionally well-qualified, with some 30 years’ practical experience of benefits and immigration issues, to offer training on No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF). Her two-hour training course on this topic, together with the slides which she uses and which are made available to participants, provide an excellent background to the history, current position and political issues surrounding NRPF. 

Erik Pearse,