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“Gathering meaningful data is crucial for effective advocacy” – how our data project is helping NACCOM members

2021-05-13T13:38:05+01:0013 May 2021|Campaigns, News|

Following the launch of our Data gathering project in March, consultant David Waterfall, whom NACCOM has commissioned to deliver the project, has been busy meeting members and supporting the development of NACCOM's 2021 Annual Membership [...]

New Plan for Immigration consultation – “We are deeply concerned about both the consultation process and impact of the legislature”

2021-05-05T15:19:16+01:005 May 2021|Campaigns, News|

In March, the Government launched its New Plan for Immigration – the biggest overhaul of the UK asylum system in decades. The proposals will have far-reaching, damaging consequences for anyone wishing to seek protection in [...]

Heather Petch joins the NACCOM team as Interim Director: “This is a critical time for destitute migrants and those at risk of destitution”

2021-05-04T14:52:34+01:004 May 2021|Blog, News|

In April, we welcomed Heather Petch to the NACCOM team as Interim Director. On joining NACCOM, Heather said: "I have been entrusted with the Interim Director role to work with Naccom trustees, staff, member organisations [...]

Guest blog: “We chose to rebrand as Safe in Scotland as a declaration of the future we want”

2021-04-29T12:34:27+01:0029 April 2021|Blog, News|

Safe in Scotland has been preventing homelessness among asylum seekers since 2011. In the below guest blog, we hear how the charity - formerly Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers - has remodelled their [...]

HCLG Select Committee report recognises negative impact of NRPF policy on preventing homelessness

2021-04-20T16:53:04+01:0020 April 2021|Campaigns, News|

In December 2020, NACCOM supported two experts by experience to give evidence to a panel of MPs at the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select Committee looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the [...]

“The NACCOM network is a beacon of hope” – reflections from our outgoing National Director, Renae Mann

2021-04-13T13:14:18+01:0026 March 2021|Blog, News|

Renae Mann, our outgoing National Director, reflects on her time at NACCOM: It’s been my huge privilege to lead NACCOM for the last seven months, and to see how a dedicated group of people can [...]

“We must uphold the right of people to seek protection here” – Our statement in response to the New Plan for Immigration

2021-04-20T14:58:44+01:0024 March 2021|Blog, News|

NACCOM's response to the Government's New Plan for Immigration, which was launched on 24th March 2021. "The proposals announced today as part of the New Plan for Immigration lay bare the Government’s contempt for the [...]

NACCOM launches new project to support members with evidence gathering

2021-02-26T12:57:13+00:0026 February 2021|News, Project news|

Evidencing the vital role that frontline services play in responding to destitution is critical for effective influencing of decision-makers about the policies that create such problems in the first place, and in the process of identifying and strengthening good practice models to demonstrate how it can be prevented. As [...]

New project launched by Homeless Link and NACCOM will develop roadmap for homelessness services working with people with NRPF

2021-02-02T14:00:48+00:002 February 2021|News, Project news|

A new project was launched today (2nd February) by Homeless Link in partnership with NACCOM, that will aim to improve the homelessness offer for migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) in England. With [...]

Blog: If we are to “build back better” for the post-Covid era, we must tackle health inequality, writes NACCOM’s National Director, Renae Mann

2021-04-16T11:43:41+01:0029 January 2021|News|

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the gross health inequalities that exist in our society. If we are to "build back better" so that everyone has a chance to thrive, we must deal with the root [...]

“If you are a human being, you should be able to access your basic needs like food, cleaning yourself and staying in accommodation” – Abeo’s story; experiences of homelessness during the pandemic

2021-04-16T11:38:00+01:0029 January 2021|Blog|

In December, 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 [...]

Guest blog: “All health is public health; tackling asylum destitution during the pandemic” – Phil Davis, Hope Projects

2021-01-27T08:44:55+00:0027 January 2021|Blog|

CEO of Hope Projects in the West Midlands, and NACCOM Trustee, Phil Davis reflects below on the lessons learnt by one frontline charity as they continue to support people experiencing destitution at the hands of [...]

“This week’s events in America should stand as a reminder to all those who hold political office that their words have the power” – NACCOM’s National Director reflects on an unprecedented week in US politics

2021-01-08T13:45:07+00:008 January 2021|News|

On January 6th 2021, far-right extremists violently entered the US Capitol building - the seat of American democracy - to disrupt the Electoral Vote Count that would certify Joe Biden as the next President of [...]

Guest blog: The impact of Brexit and related changes to immigration legislation on EU nationals in the UK at risk of homelessness

2021-01-11T12:22:04+00:006 January 2021|Blog, News|

The impact of Brexit on immigration policy is far-reaching, and includes changes to immigration legislation that will have immediate consequences for EU nationals in the UK who are at risk of homelessness, and their access [...]

‘Destitution in the UK’ – new research by Joseph Roundtree Foundation shows alarming rise in destitution levels, with migrants disproportionately affected

2020-12-09T10:49:36+00:009 December 2020|Reports and research, News|

The Joseph Roundtree Foundation (JRF) has released its third 'Destitution in the UK' report, which reveals an alarming rise in levels of destitution experienced by people living in the UK. The 2020 report, based on [...]

Human Rights Day Vigil – December 10th; a moment to come together and remember, reflect and bear witness to suffering and injustice in the immigration system

2020-12-15T10:23:11+00:0020 November 2020|News|

This year has been a year like no other. The impact of Covid-19 on our lives has been profound and far-reaching - no-one has been left unaffected by this deadly disease. As a network, we [...]

Joint-letter – New Home Office policy on rough sleeping and the increased risks of modern slavery

2020-12-01T15:51:22+00:001 December 2020|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM has joined with 150 other organisations and individuals to voice our concerns about changes to immigration rules that could see non-UK nationals deported for rough sleeping. In a joint letter on December 1st led [...]

NACCOM joins with leading homelessness charities to condemn the changes to immigration rules that could see migrant rough sleepers deported

2020-12-15T11:02:03+00:006 November 2020|Campaigns, News|

New immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough will endanger lives, undermine progress in reducing homelessness and must be reconsidered. That is the message being sent today (November 5th) the UK Government by Crisis, Shelter, St [...]

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