At NACCOM we are committed to working with others from across the refugee sector and beyond to achieve our collective aim of ending destitution. Below are some of the partnerships we’re currently involved with:
➡️ In 2023 we were invited to become a member of the Asylum Reform Initiative Governing Group. Founded in 2020, the Asylum Reform Initiative (ARI) is a collaboration between key national refugee and asylum charities. The ARI also helped incubate, launch and support the broad-based, public facing Together With Refugees coalition, which is now 600 members strong and still growing.
➡️ We are a signatory to Lift the Ban, a coalition of 170+ organisations, including businesses, trade unions and charities, calling for the right to work for people seeking asylum.
➡️ We are part of the Hands up for our Health, a coalition of organisations fighting for everyone in the UK to have the chance to access healthcare, during COVID-19 and beyond, regardless of their immigration status. More information here.
➡️ We work closely with key partners in the homelessness sector, including Homeless Link, producing research and policy papers that focus on national and local influencing to end homelessness for non-UK nationals. We are also signatories of Homeless Link’s Support don’t Deport pledge.
➡️ We are a partner of Asylum Matters (formerly Still Human Still Here), a charity working locally and nationally to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum through social and political change, and signatories of their Fight the Anti-Refugee Laws pledge.
➡️ We are connected to IMiX, a communications hub for migrant and refugee groups, who also work to ensure that voices of lived experience are heard in the media.
➡️ We work with City of Sanctuary, both at a national and local level, as several of our members are also CoS groups. City of Sanctuary is a network that encourages practical ways for citizens to demonstrate solidarity with, and support for, refugees in their own communities. NACCOM sits on the City of Sanctuary Local Authority Steering Group.
➡️ We have worked with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of their Destitution in the UK research project advisory group.
➡️ We have partnered with the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford on their ‘Understanding Migrant Destitution in the UK’ research project.
➡️ NACCOM has worked with the Museum of Homelessness on an exhibition in their Finsbury Park site, to showcase illustrations from NACCOM’s Community Research ‘Refused’ report.