The Secretary of State had failed to publish any, or any adequate application process for those who needed to apply for support under paragraph 9 Schedule 10 Immigration Act 2016.
Judicial review proceedings were brought on behalf of our client (a Syrian national who would have been eligible for support under that provision) Evidence from Hackney Winter Night Shelter, ASAP, Detention Action and Bail for Immigration Detainees had been relied upon in support of the challenge. Due to the legal action brought by the Public Interest Law Centre the Home Office have now published a policy document providing additional guidance as to how an applicant may apply for accommodation under Para 9 Sch 10
This climb down by the Home Office will assist hundreds of people. Costs to be awarded.