Human Trafficking & Exploitation

Humanitarian Protection

EU Exit


Hong Kong Welcome Hub

Scotland's Demographics

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)

Gypsy/Traveller Work

Tools and Resources 

National guidance is available for local authorities to help them to understand migrants’ rights and entitlements. You can access the toolkit here

COSLA have also published an online webinar on Migrants’ Rights and Entitlements for councils Migrants’ Rights and Entitlements Webinar  

The No Recourse to Public Funds (Scotland) Network is a forum for local authorities in Scotland to come together to share information and best practice about NRPF policy. For information about how to join contact

COSLA and IOM have a partnership to provide local authorities with access to qualified immigration advice. For more information see COSLA IOM Partnership.  Local authorities can also contact immigrationadviceuk@iom.intfor more information. 

For more information and training resources see the UK wide NRPF Network website

There are several organisations in Scotland providing support to destitute people with NRPF, such as:

Fair Way Scotland

A coalition of charities working to end destitution by providing a gateway to support for people with NRPF

Fair-Way-Scotland-Delivery-Plan-FINAL-051021.pdf (

JustRight Scotland

A human rights organisation with a Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre

Destitution – JustRight Scotland

Safe in Scotland

Safe in Scotland provides dignified accommodation and trauma-informed support for people experiencing asylum-related destitution.


Scottish Refugee Council

Advice, information and advocacy for asylum seekers and refugees

Migrant Help

Information about Home Office asylum support and assistance with making applications

Citizens Advice Scotland

Run a free national helpline as part of their EU Citizens’ Support Service

British Red Cross, Refugee Support

Provides help with urgent needs, as well as a casework and advice service and crisis grant support 

Refugee Survival Trust

Provide a destitution Grants programme that provides small one-off payments to refugees and people seeking asylum in Scotland facing extreme poverty and homelessness.

Refugee Survival Trust – We support refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland to find a route out of poverty and to connect with other people in the community. (