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Help for people from abroad who are ineligible for homelessness assistance

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Duties and powers a local authority has towards people from abroad who are not eligible for homelessness assistance.

Help for ineligible adults from abroad

Local authority social services may be able to provide accommodation to adult migrants who are ineligible for housing under homelessness legislation. 

Ineligible for homelessness assistance

Assistance under the Children Act 1989 for children and their families who are not eligibile under homelessness legislation. 

Restrictions on help for people from abroad

Restrictions on access to care and support, including accommodation, that may be provided under the Care Act and the Children Act. 

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