BBC Radio 4 Appeal

A BBC Radio 4 Appeal
Alf Dubs

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

A BBC Radio 4 Appeal

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NACCOM is a network of over 140 organisations and individuals that provides safe, temporary accommodation and support to people experiencing destitution in the UK asylum and immigration system.

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NACCOM Autumn Webinar Series & Annual Review and AGM

NACCOM Annual Review and AGM 2021 NACCOM invites members, partners and supporters to join us for the online launch of our Annual Survey and Impact Report and our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 18th November 2021 from 1pm - 2.30pm. Attendees will hear about the scale and impact of NACCOM members’ support for people who are destitute and seeking asylum, refugees or migrants with NRPF in 2020-2021, the NACCOM team’s key achievements in strengthening members’ practice and influence, and our plans to build on this impact with you. The event will include: An overview of the key data [...]

14 October 2021|

NACCOM’s BBC Radio 4 appeal ~ now live!

  We’re excited to announce that NACCOM’s BBC Radio 4 charity appeal is now live - the appeal was broadcast on Radio 4 on Sunday October 10th, and is open for donations via the BBC donation channels until Saturday 16th October. Lord Alf Dubs presents the appeal on behalf of NACCOM and our members. The appeal raises awareness of destitution and homelessness in the asylum system, and vital funds to help us support our members and strengthen our collective work to #EndDestitution. Lord Alf Dubs Lord Alf Dubs was just six years old when he was [...]

28 September 2021|

Yasmin’s story ~ BBC Radio 4 appeal

In our BBC Radio 4 appeal you will hear from Yasmin, who now has refugee status in the UK. Yasmin was forced to endure homelessness and destitution whilst her asylum claim was being considered. Like the majority of people who seek refugee protection in the UK, Yasmin was not permitted to work or provide for herself as she sought asylum, and her immigration status prevented her from accessing vital services such as homelessness assistance when she needed it most.       Yasmin’s story  Yasmin is from Pakistan and fled her home country, along with her husband, to escape abuse. Not long after coming to [...]

30 September 2021|

Abeo’s story ~ experiences of homelessness during the pandemic

Last year, NACCOM supported two experts by experience to give evidence to a panel of MPs at the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee's inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on homelessness and the private rented sector. They gave powerful statements about their personal experiences of homelessness and destitution, and highlighted how gaps in service provision, and the fear and anxiety caused by uncertainties around accessing support, were exacerbated by Covid-19. The full transcript of their evidence is available here.   How has the NRPF restriction affected people during the pandemic? Abeo gave powerful evidence at the @CommonsHCLG Select Committee, [...]

29 September 2021|
people accommodated across the network over the year
Nights of accommodation provided by our members this year (estimate)
people were street homeless when they approached our members for support
people needed financial support

of full members involve Experts by Experience in their service provision and operations (57/66)

people were turned away because of a lack of accommodation

of people who were referred to or made enquiries to member organisations this year (600/735 people) were facing street homelessness

nights of accommodation provided across the year (estimated)
people were provided with financial support (but not accommodated)

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Latest Blogs

Statement and briefing: “We condemn the increasingly hostile actions of this Government towards people seeking protection.”

19 July 2021|

This week sees the second reading in Parliament of the Government's Nationality and Borders Bill, as well as the lifting of the temporary ban on evictions from asylum accommodation for [...]

Guest blog: Boaz Trust – “No amount of charity will end the deliberate forms of destitution that our clients have had to endure. Only political change can achieve that.”

25 May 2021|

In response to an increasingly hostile Government approach to asylum and immigration, more and more of our frontline members are considering whether advocacy and campaigning work, alongside practical support, should [...]

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