PILC has been working with the Institute of Community Research and Development at the University of Wolverhampton, Project 17, Migrants’ Rights Network and ASIRT on a research project investigating local-authority support for people with NRPF during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
The data collected so far makes for disturbing reading. Some headlines are below:
- Before the pandemic, most local authorities did not provide easily-accessible information or guidance on support options for people with NRPF
- Most local authorities have not published any Covid-19-related information or guidance for people with NRPF
- People with NRPF appear to be particularly likely to die or become seriously ill if they contract Covid-19
- Many people with NRPF have struggled to access food, shelter and subsistence support during
the pandemic, despite the government’s apparent promise to ‘bring everyone in’.
Our interim findings are out now and can be downloaded below. The full report is due in July.