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NACCOM and hosting members call on Michael Gove to introduce further safeguards to Homes for Ukraine scheme

2022-04-26T17:09:02+01:0026 April 2022|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM and 15 of its member organisations that run hosting projects across the UK have written to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), Michael Gove, urging the Government to introduce [...]

Joint briefing and MP letter – why Clause 11 of the Nationality and Borders Bill risks pushing thousands more people into destitution

2022-03-23T14:38:33+00:0023 March 2022|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM joins Praxis to warn of increase in destitution, poverty and homelessness as a result of Clause 11 of the Nationality and Borders Bill.  NACCOM has joined with leading homelessness and migrants rights [...]

NACCOM joins with housing charities to call for reform of exempt accommodation sector

2022-03-01T14:34:02+00:0025 February 2022|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM joins Commonweal Housing, the Local Government Association and 68 other charities calling on the Government to reform the exempt accommodation sector.  Commonweal Housing and the Local Government Association (LGA) have penned a [...]

NACCOM adds name to JCWI open letter calling for Covid inquiry to include experiences of migrants

2022-01-26T10:02:10+00:0026 January 2022|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM has signed an open letter coordinated by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), joining the call from individuals and organisations from across the sector and beyond, to include the experiences [...]

New briefing on homelessness amongst non-UK nationals | by Homeless Link

2022-01-13T16:08:08+00:0013 January 2022|Reports and research, News|

Homeless Link has published a new policy briefing paper on barriers and pathways to homelessness support for non-UK nationals who are prevented from accessing state-funded support. The briefing explores how the Government's Everyone [...]

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

2021-10-12T13:40:58+01:0019 July 2021|Blog, News|

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 people refused asylum in the [...]

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.”

2021-05-25T12:09:51+01:0025 May 2021|Blog, News|

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 be part of their strategic [...]

#SupportDontDeport – NACCOM stands against the new rough sleeping Immigration Rules

2021-06-10T13:17:23+01:0020 May 2021|Campaigns, News|

Alongside other leading homelessness charities, NACCOM has signed a pledge coordinated by Homeless Link to stand against the Government's changes to Immigration Rules, which will make rough sleeping grounds for refusing or cancelling a person's [...]

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

2021-05-20T13:13:45+01:0013 May 2021|Blog, 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”

2021-05-19T10:45:57+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”

2021-05-20T13:14:54+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 [...]

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