Advice & Advocacy
We offer non-judgemental professional advice for Housing & Welfare, No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) & Section 17, Asylum Support, and Access to Education.
Our advice workers can signpost clients to receive help with Section 95 and Section 4 Asylum Support.
No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) and Section 17
Our Advice Outreach Officer can assist destitute migrant families to approach their local authority for housing and subsistence support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989. She can inform families of their rights and entitlements, help to prepare evidence, help to access legal support from community care solicitors and provide ongoing casework support.
Housing and Welfare Advice
Our advice workers can assist you with mainstream housing and welfare issues, applying for benefits and local authority grants, as well as assisting you to find hosting schemes and emergency accommodation. We can help to find pro bono housing solicitors to assist our service users who are facing Illegal evictions, landlord harassment and evictions under Section 8 and Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.
Access to Education
At AFRIL we can assist refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to access compulsory, further and higher education as well as ESOL classes. We can assist families with referring their children to educational support and mentoring schemes.