Additional Help

We can only assist with the Change of Conditions application. Below are a list of organisations we recommend which provide additional advice and support on the following:

Health

They provide support, advice, and therapeutic services for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. (Please note that this service is not limited to those with NRPF.)

T: 0808 802 5565 (advice helpline) / 0207 619 1350 (general enquiries) E: info@solacewomensaid.org.uk

Free Prescriptions: If you pay for your prescriptions and cannot afford this you can apply for free prescriptions by sending this HC1 form. You can do this even if you have NPRF.

Housing

An organisation which provides advice and support to families who need access to emergency social services accommodation.

T: 07963509044 E: info@project17.org.uk

Finance and Debt

A debt advice helpline, which is open: 9am-7pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and; 9am-5pm on Tuesday and Friday.

T: 08081642480 E: info@capitalise.org.uk

Provides financial assistance for victims of domestic violence.

T: 02085719595 E: info@southallblacksisters.co.uk

Provide legal advice regarding debt, housing benefits and employment.

T: 02078317079 E: advice@marywardlegal.org.uk

Provide specialist telephone advice if you have been charged for your NHS care whilst pregnant.

T: 0808 800 0041 (Freephone) Thursdays 10am-12noon.

An organisation which provides advice and advocacy on benefits, housing, employment and benefits for women who’ve experienced gender-based and sexual violence and domestic violence: https://www.lrmn.org.uk/support-for-women

Benefits

If you are given recourse to public funds, you will need to apply for the benefits you want to claim. You can do this online (start here) or by going to your local Jobcentre. There is some information about this process here.

Child Benefit: Even if you have No Recourse to Public Funds, you may still be eligible to claim Child Benefit if your child is British. Please contact us here for details.

Employment and Education

Provides advice and voluntary work placements to migrants. They also run IT workshops, ESOL classes, and support with job, and personal branding.

T: 02073549631 E: info@migrants.org.uk

Offers courses, projects and training to help people get ahead in the workplace and develop skills for employability. Courses include Web design and development, Business IT, English and Maths.

An Organisation which provides employment support for those who have ever claimed asylum in the UK.

T: 07908 801286 South London, 07741642324 North and East London

An organisation which provides ESOL, IT and creative classes.

T: 03006361967 E: enquires@crisis.org.uk

Student Loan and University Information

Please note: if you have Limited Leave to Remain, you may still be able to get a student loan. According to the Student Finance website, you ‘may’ be given student finance if you have Limited Leave to Remain, regardless of whether you have recourse to public funds. You can contact Student Finance (details here) to clarify whether you can apply for student finance as you have Limited Leave to Remain.

An organisation which provides free educational support for secondary school-aged children.

T: 02072430242 E: info@intouniversity.org

Advice service about eligibility and entitlement to student loans.

Social Centres

A social centre visited by many affected by NRPF, open on Sundays, 2-6pm in Dalston. It offers hot meals, English classes, creative activities, bike repair services and childcare.

A social centre which also runs English language and learning workshops for women. It's based in various locations in Hackney on Saturdays at 10am. You can reach them using their contact form here and sign onto one of their workshops.

An organisation which provides support, advice, and therapeutic services for women and children who have experienced domestic violence.

T: 020 619 1350 / 0808 802 5565

E: info@solacewomensaid.org

Provides communist support and classes for pregnant women and new mothers. E: info@birthcompanions.org.uk

Provides a mentoring scheme for pregnant women who require additional support and specialist signposting.

T: 020 7033 8524 E: jane@shoreditchtrust.org.uk

Provides a safe and fun place for mums and under fives suffering in temporary or insecure accommodation. There, you can take part in art activities, find community support, and enjoy lunch and tea with everyone.

T: 07561180825 E: contact@themagpieproject.org

Provides baby items to parents, including nappies, cots, and prams. Note that this is a referral-only service – email the Unity Project about this if you’d like to be referred. You can reach us through our contact form here.

Contacting your MP

How to contact your MP: You can contact your MP if you have immigration problems. They are there to help people who live in their constituency. If you need an urgent response to your Change of Conditions application, you can write to them. If you don’t know how to do this, you can use this guide and template letter.