Report Launch: Learning from migrant families’ lived experience in Lambeth

SLRA is excited to invite you to our virtual report launch about access to support & advice for migrant families facing destitution as a result of hostile immigration policies.

When: Thursday 17 June 2021, 6 – 7:30PM on ZOOM. Register here.


  • Learn about the Home Office policy of ‘No recourse to Public Funds’ (NRPF) and how it impacts migrant families in your local community.
  • Be inspired by our community leaders with lived experience fighting for change in their local communities. Their experiences are at the heart of the report.
  • Hear our recommendations on how to improve access to support and specialised immigration advice and what change is already starting to happen in Lambeth.
  • Our report and ongoing community organising work in Lambeth have been in collaboration and with the invaluable support of: Lambeth CitizensProject 17Southwark Law Centre and Lambeth Council.

Who: Listen to our SLRA community leaders with lived experience and our Streatham MP Bel Ribeiro-Addy. Speaker from Lambeth Council tbc.

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Background: In August 2020 SLRA started regular sessions with a group of migrant women with lived experience of destitution as a result of a NRPF condition on their leave to remain or because their immigration status is irregular. This means they are unable to access mainstream support, such as housing and child benefit or free school meals and many of their struggles have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Too often the hardship experienced by these families is compounded by additional barriers in trying to access advice and support. This report looks particularly at access to emergency support for destitute migrant families by the local authorities and access to information and immigration advice in the borough of Lambeth.

The group of women come together to improve access to justice, not only for themselves but for others facing similar forms of discrimination. Their voices are at the heart of this report.

We are excited that Lambeth Council has committed taking some of our recommendations on board and will work alongside SLRA and our community leaders with lived experience of the UK’s discriminatory immigration policies to make Lambeth a truly welcoming borough for everyone.