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Annual Report 2015

The NACCOM Annual Report for 2015 has now been published and is available to download via our Resources page. On the significant developments that have taken place within the network over the last year, Dave Smith (NACCOM Coordinator) concludes: “2015 was a hugely significant year for NACCOM. Moving from an […]

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Introducing Host Oxford

We would like to extend our warm welcome to Host Oxford, one of the newest NACCOM members. The organisation was formed in March 2015 and took off in September after a Refugees Welcome demonstration attended by 2,000 people. Here, attendees were asked if they would be willing to house […]

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NACCOM Membership

All projects that are currently offering accommodation to refused asylum seekers should have now been contacted about becoming Full Members of NACCOM. Other projects and individuals are very welcome to become Associate Members. Details of membership can be found here.

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New communications and media post

This month, NACCOM welcomes Lucy Smith as our new part-time Communications, Media and Advocacy Officer. Lucy will be handling media enquiries and helping with access to media training. She will also be helping to develop and maintain the website and developing social media communications. Lucy says; ‘I’m really […]

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NACCOM Conference 2015

NACCOM will hold its 8th National Conference, “Working for a Better Asylum Future”, on Friday September 11th in Derby. The NACCOM Conference empowers organisations to tackle destitution amongst asylum seekers through innovative housing options and other services. This is the eighth national conference. Since its inception in […]

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Strategic Alliance on Migrant Destitution

NACCOM has been invited to become a member of the newly formed Strategic Alliance on Migrant Destitution, which brings together professionals from the homelessness, refugee and migrant sectors to work together to tackle the problem of destitution. Watch this space for information on upcoming networking and resourcing […]

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New reports on destitution

Three new reports have just been published, which highlight some of the major concerns and issues facing destitute migrants. These are important reports that will help NACCOM members to improve their effectiveness and ultimately help those who most need our help. With thanks to Sue Lukes, Ceri Hutton, Heather Petch, […]

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NACCOM officially becomes a CIO

We’re delighted to let you know that NACCOM was accepted as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) on June 26th, and our charity number is 1162434. We can now plan for the future, knowing that we are able to apply to larger grant-making trusts. Our hope is that […]

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Important Changes to NACCOM

The steering group of NACCOM, comprising nine leaders from some of the larger member groups, have decided to seek status as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This will enable us to apply to larger trust funds and ensure that the work of NACCOM expands both in size and influence. […]

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2014 NACCOM Operational Report

October 2014 2014 NACCOM Operational Report now out! Building on the original mapping exercise undertaken in July 2013 which culminated in the Report “Tackling Homelessness and Destitution amongst Migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds”, a follow up survey was conducted in July 2014. We collected data on […]

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Housing Management

The Boaz Trust is hosting the next NACCOM Meeting on Housing Management- please see below for details. Date: Monday November 3rd 2014 Time: 10.45 to 4.00 Location: Freedom From Torture in Central Manchester Programme: Morning: 10.45 – 12.45  Financial Modelling Tool This is a meeting for those groups working […]

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Immigration Bill

The new Immigration Bill is currently being debated. As I write it has passed the first stage. Only 18 MPs had the decency to vote against it. To me it appears to be driven by the desire to win back votes from UKIP. Some think it racist. […]

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Legal Help for Stateless People

The Liverpool Law Clinic is launching a free legal representation service to help people who are stateless to make an application for leave to remain under the new statelessness determination procedure. It doesn’t matter how long the person has been staying in the UK illegally, if they are […]

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Upcoming Meeting

Reminder: The next NACCOM focus meeting will be Friday July 12th in Birmingham from 11 am to 3.30 pm. The focus of this meeting will be the Hope Housing scheme, which includes empty properties loaned by Housing Associations and partnerships with local NHS services. Come and find out how […]

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Changes at NACCOM

Hi everyone, We held our first ever NACCOM Steering Group meeting in Manchester on January 18th. I was very impressed that 5 of the 9 managed to meet up, given that half of Britain was snowed up! Our Steering Group consists of – Dave Smith, Boaz Trust […]

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