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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 [...]

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

2021-09-30T13:52:12+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 [...]

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