Westminster City Council, ex parte M and others [1997] 1 CCLR 85 (CA)

Asylum seekers – destitute – eligibility for assistance under s21 National Assistance 1948

Asylum seekers may by reason of the combined effect of lack of food and accommodation coupled with other factors such as their inability to speak English, ignorance of the United Kingdom and the stress of fleeing persecution become persons requiring care and attention and thus eligible for residential accommodation under s21 National Assistance 1948.

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