Forthcoming Events

From Margins to Centre Stage

21 February 2017

From the Margins to Centre Stage: Migrant families challenging the effects of the No Recourse to Public Funding Policy

Free Conference with refreshments

Date: 21 February 2017
Location: Oxford House, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6HG (nearest station Bethnal Green)
Time: 10am-3:30pm

The 'From the Margins to Centre Stage' conference will explore some of the issues experienced by families with No Recourse to Public Funding (NRPF) and will facilitate a knowledge exchange with migrant families affected by the NRPF policy with a view to creating meaningful dialogue with policymakers and practitioners.

Migrant families will be performing forum theatre scenes depicting their daily experiences of life with no recourse to public funds.

Speakers on the day will also include:

  • Baroness Ruth Lister
  • Colin Yeo, Garden Court Chambers
  • Dr Omar Khan, Director at the Runnymede Trust
  • Gracie Bradley, Project Manager at the Migrants Rights Network
  • Bethan Lant, Advice and Advocacy Officer at Praxis
  • Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Policy and Research Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
As well as discussing the legal, social and political issues surrounding NRPF, we will present the findings of our current research project. You can find more on the project on our website, click here. Please RSVP to Sian Elliott ( via return by Thursday 16th February, advising her of any dietary or accessibility requirements as appropriate.