Please note this is a closed meeting!
Help us defend the rights of all migrants!
NELMA works with partner organisations across London, providing solidarity to destitute migrant families who are approaching social services for support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989.
We’re concerned about how difficult it is for people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) to get the support they are legally entitled to from their local authority.
Fight against gatekeeping!
Local authority gatekeeping around Section 17 support is a systemic issue.
Poor treatment from social services leaves families in distress, in need and sometimes on the streets.
We hope that our accompanying scheme will discourage local authority ‘gatekeeping’ and enable our partners to provide more effective support.
NELMA is currently seeking volunteer accompaniers to support people approaching social services, and campaigners to challenge cases of injustice against migrants in our local community.