Glasgow must show humanity to all homeless people in this public health crisis, says Govan Law Centre.

Govan Law Centre have a list of homeless people with no recourse to public funds who are not being accommodated by Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership and City Council.

A person with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) cannot access benefits, homelessness assistance from the council or social housing through the council's register. They cannot claim welfare benefits.

No recourse to public funds (NRPF) is a condition imposed on someone due to their immigration status. Section 115 Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 states that a person will have 'no recourse to public funds' if they are 'subject to immigration control'.

This includes those who are here on a spouse visa, student visa, limited leave granted under family or private life rules, or are an asylum seeker whose application has been refused.

Mike Dailly, principal solicitor and solicitor advocate at GLC, said: "We are living in a pandemic. This is no time for petty rule following. Every action we take must be for the good of everyone.

"We are calling on councils and the Scottish Government as a matter of urgency to ensure that everyone who needs accommodation is given it. This will ensure that they can keep clean and healthy. Homeless people are more at risk at getting Coronavirus Covid-19 and we want to help them ensure they do not pass it on around the community."

"Surely GCJHSCP can show some common humanity for a few months and accommodate everyone who needs it – a humanitarian response is necessary in these unprecedented times”