Does your church help migrant families?

If so, you’re invited to take part in a survey into local government responses to migrant families who have no recourse to public funds. We’re happy to share this message from the people running the survey:

The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford is currently undertaking research into local government responses to migrant families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF). The research will focus on the support (including accommodation and/or financial support) provided by local authorities pursuant to Section 17 Children Act 1989 as an alternative to mainstream benefits, to which certain migrant families are not entitled, and the role of the voluntary and faith sector in providing support to this group of service users. More information about the study is available at: http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/research/welfare/nrpf/

As part of this research, COMPAS is asking organisations in the voluntary and faith sectors providing front-line services to migrant families who have NRPF to complete a short survey.

The survey involves 25 questions and should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion is Friday November 22nd 2013.

The survey is available by accessing the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/COMPASNRPFVS

Please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan Price should you have any further questions about the research or this survey, or if you would prefer to complete the survey over the telephone – jonathan.price@compas.ox.ac.uk, tel: 01865 274564.

Data provided for this research will remain anonymous and no individual or organisation will be identified in the report without their consent.

Dr Sarah Spencer CBE, Senior Fellow, COMPAS and Jonathan Price, Research Officer, COMPAS.

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