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Shared experiences from the Community Reporting Residential Weekend

2018-12-18T09:10:04+00:0018 December 2018|Campaigns, News, Project news, Resources|

‘I hope my stories will be heard by other people who do not know how UK’s hostile asylum policy is pushing refused asylum seekers to the periphery.’ (Leah, Nottingham) From November 30th- December 2nd 2018, [...]

Research by Scottish agencies highlights major problems in Section 4 support process

2018-12-13T16:25:43+00:0010 December 2018|Campaigns, News, Project news, Resources|

Partner agencies in Scotland have published findings on delays with Section 4 applications which demonstrate systemic problems with the system. The research, which was gathered from April 2017- April 2018, highlights the challenges that people face in accessing [...]

‘Still An Ordeal’ – British Red Cross releases latest report on destitution in the move on period for newly recognised refugees

2018-12-06T17:21:02+00:006 December 2018|Campaigns, News, Resources|

Today the British Red Cross releases ‘Still An Ordeal’, examining the experiences of new refugees who face destitution after moving on from asylum support. The report concludes that the 28-day move-on period ‘is leaving refugees [...]

‘The Movement’- feature length film on everyday heroes involved in the ‘refugee crisis’ launches this week

2018-11-14T08:36:10+00:0014 November 2018|News, Project news, Resources|

‘The Movement’ is a feature length film telling stories of voluntary rescuers who have stepped in where governments have held back in the ongoing 'refugee crisis'. With footage from the Mediterranean, Paris, Rome, and Greece, the [...]

Member Spotlight: ‘We desperately need policy change’ – Boaz Trust on the importance of gathering information on refugee homelessness

2018-11-07T09:41:14+00:007 November 2018|Campaigns, News, Project news, Resources|

The Boaz Trust have been running a night shelter in Manchester for ten years now as part of their work to end destitution amongst people seeking sanctuary in the UK. As well as directly delivering life saving [...]

New report out today highlights benefits of right to work for people seeking asylum #LiftTheBan

2018-10-16T10:46:17+01:0016 October 2018|Campaigns, News, Resources|

Today sees the launch of the #LiftTheBan report on why people seeking asylum should have the right to work. The report, which can be found here, calls on the Government to give asylum seekers and their [...]

#EndDestitution- Invitation to NACCOM members to join our Campaigning & Advocacy event

2018-10-11T10:51:18+01:0011 October 2018|Campaigns, Conferences, News, Resources|

NACCOM Members, are you interested in advocating for changes in policy to reduce and prevent destitution? If yes, then this month we'd like to encourage you to join our free Campaigning and Advocacy Day to [...]

Member Spotlight: Hope Into Action’s pilot project to get migrant workers off the streets

2018-09-21T08:53:28+01:0021 September 2018|News, Project news|

Hope into Action: Black Country and Wolverhampton Council have launched a pilot project to get migrants - who have the right to work - off the streets and into employment and accommodation. Matthieu Lambert, the [...]

‘We knew this was a scandal’- Praxis Community Projects on lessons from Windrush

2018-08-23T14:12:05+01:0026 August 2018|Campaigns, Conferences, News, Project news|

Praxis Community Projects are a long-standing NACCOM member providing casework, housing, legal advice and peer support to migrants at risk or at a point of crisis in London, including those facing destitution and homelessness. Until [...]

An update on the APPG on Ending Homelessness and the launch of its recent report

2018-08-08T15:00:00+01:008 August 2018|Campaigns, News, Resources|

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ending Homelessness recently launched its second annual report. The focus was on migrant homelessness, youth homelessness and rapid rehousing models.  The report, which can be found in full [...]

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