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‘The difference a warm welcome and adequate accommodation can make’- @JRSUK on their hosting scheme

2019-05-08T08:42:21+01:008 May 2019|News, Project news|

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of those currently detained in Immigration Removal Centres near Heathrow and those made destitute during the asylum process. Naomi Turner is the Communities [...]

Upcoming event on 30th April- ‘Patients not Passports: Challenging Far Right Policies in the NHS’

2019-04-16T08:44:46+01:0016 April 2019|Campaigns, News|

Later this month, join Docs Not Cops, Migrants Organise, Medact, JCWI, Runnymede Trust and 500 supporters and campaigners for the launch of the Patients Not Passports toolkit and learn how together we can bring down [...]

Apply to be our next Policy and Advocacy Worker and join the fight to #EndDestitution – deadline Monday 1st April

2019-03-29T06:43:14+00:0029 March 2019|Campaigns, News, Resources|

NACCOM is recruiting for a Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (maternity cover)- could you be the person we're looking for? The Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will oversee NACCOM’s advocacy work, developing and implementing the advocacy strategy. [...]

Happy to Host- A new one day convention to celebrate and champion hosting schemes across the UK

2019-03-27T10:55:13+00:0026 March 2019|Conferences, News, Project news, Resources|

Happy to Host is a new one day event supporting and bringing together hosting schemes across the network. Taking place on Saturday 13th July 2019, this free event will celebrate the work of hosts, hear [...]

Upcoming NACCOM conferences on Funding Your Project- 29th April (Leeds) and 14th May (London)

2019-03-20T17:05:26+00:0021 March 2019|Conferences, News, Regional Meetings|

To assist with the development of skills and ideas for funding accommodation and support services for those facing destitution, and to launch our upcoming Funding Toolkit, NACCOM is hosting two ‘Funding Your Project’ events on [...]

Seeking Asylum- report by civil society groups in West Midlands on women’s experiences in the asylum process

2019-03-15T10:30:32+00:0018 March 2019|Campaigns, News, Project news, Resources|

'Seeking Asylum', a report on women's Experiences of Home Office Decision Making, Destitution and Mental Health Issues, has been recently published by a group of civil society activists including women seeking asylum in the West [...]

Last chance to apply for Communications Coordinator and Operations Coordinator roles at NACCOM- deadline 18th March

2019-03-15T09:12:22+00:0015 March 2019|News, Project news, Resources|

NACCOM is recruiting several posts to assist in our work to end destitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds, and the deadline for the Communications Coordinator and Operations [...]

Research identifies urgent need for human rights approach to tackle destitution in Scotland

2019-03-05T09:12:04+00:005 March 2019|Campaigns, News, Project news, Resources|

'From Pillar to Post', new research by several Scottish refugee charities released this week, calls for a human rights based strategy to tackle asylum destitution. The research, coordinated by the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service (DASS), a [...]

Member Spotlight: One Roof Leicester on their winter night shelter: ‘One of the most rewarding parts is seeing the transformation in the guests’

2019-03-07T07:31:25+00:0011 March 2019|Campaigns, News, Project news|

Salma Ravat is the manager of One Roof Leicester (ORL), a NACCOM member in the Midlands working to reduce homelessness in their local community. One Roof runs a winter night shelter alongside a year-round housing [...]

Pioneering housing project helping migrants out of destitution (guest blog by Commonweal Housing and Praxis)

2019-02-15T15:00:21+00:0018 February 2019|News, Project news|

A housing project is helping migrants out of destitution by using an innovative model of funding and support. Run by Praxis Community Projects, in partnership with Commonweal Housing, the London-based project has been providing migrant [...]

(Asylum) Seeking Work- Extracts from a guest blog by Hadrian Holloway (Housing Justice & Migrateful)

2019-02-15T14:40:59+00:0020 February 2019|Campaigns, News, Project news|

Imagine... You came here because you had no choice. It cost you your country, your home, your dignity, your freedom, your family, your friends, your job, your baby. The UK government says you cannot work. [...]

Calling frontline asylum organisations! New programme from Refugee Action

2019-02-15T08:48:18+00:0015 February 2019|News, Project news, Resources|

Refugee Action’s Asylum Guide Network is growing across the UK. With programmes in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, Refugee Action are looking for 15 further organisations to join and offer Asylum Guides within their services. Read [...]

Member Spotlight: ‘We knew we needed to become more sustainable’- the latest from West Yorkshire’s Abigail Housing

2019-02-05T09:33:42+00:005 February 2019|Conferences, News, Project news|

Abigail Housing is a West Yorkshire based charitable company supporting and housing destitute people who are seeking, or have recently been granted, asylum. The charity houses newly recognised refugees in Leeds and houses people who [...]

The Immigration White Paper – what it says, what it doesn’t say, and what happens next

2019-01-10T10:37:59+00:0010 January 2019|Campaigns, News, Resources|

The Immigration White Paper was released on 19th December 2018, setting out the Government’s plans for implementing the UK’s immigration system in light of the planned exit from the European Union. Most of its emphasis [...]

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