Author Archive | Lucy Smith

Sanctus St Marks

Stories from Sanctus

Earlier this year, Sanctus, based in Stoke-on-Trent, joined the NACCOM Network. We recently caught up with the charity’s director, Rev. Sally Smith (below right), who shared some stories from the project so far. Sally writes: ‘Sanctus was officially launched in June 2014, and then registered as a […]

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Job opportunity at FODI in Sunderland

Friends of the Drop-in for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (FODI) in Sunderland are seeking a PROJECT DEVELOPMENT WORKER.  This is a full-time post, funded for two and a half years but we will seek to continue thereafter. Full details and application pack are available on the FODI website. […]

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Community Integration Awards

Nominations are now open for the Community Integration Awards, a new initiative celebrating striking examples of integration work in the UK. Sponsored by Migration Work CIC, nominations are invited for projects in communities across the country, but please note nominations close on Thursday 5th May. Email info@integrationawards.uk with your nominations, which are open […]

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New houses at One Roof Leicester

NACCOM Member One Roof Leicester have recently gained two new houses for destitute asylum seekers and refugees. They are currently in the final stages of preparing the leases and getting the keys, after which they hope to start furnishing and where needed carrying out repair work on the properties before moving residents in. Salma Ravat […]

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Welcome Boxes

Welcome Boxes Training dates

“Before you, no one knock my door. Now I feel I have family and support.” A Welcome Box recipient. Set up by Derby-based Upbeat Communities and supported by the Cinnamon Network, Welcome Boxes represent a practical way for churches to get involved with refugees and asylum seekers in their […]

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‘I am here, I am human’

NACCOM would like to extend our warm congratulations to Mariam, a Manchester-based Somali asylum seeker who won the Women on The Move Awards in March.  Nominated by NACCOM member Boaz Trust, Mariam recently said of her experiences: “If we did not speak out, no one would know what happened to us. It’s important […]

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St Augustine's Centre Halifax

Hosting scheme develops in Calderdale

For a number of years, destitute asylum seekers and refugees have been hosted on an ad-hoc basis across Calderdale, but following a preliminary meeting in January, NACCOM Member St. Augustine’s Centre has produced a hosting guide and is looking at ways of developing the scheme and recruiting […]

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Welcome to our new-look website

We would like to say thanks to our friends at Totaal for developing our new-look site, which launched this week. Here is a quick guide to what you can find: Get to know more about the team at NACCOM and the work we do via the About us page. Find […]

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Hosting Takes Off

Since September and the refugee crisis hitting Europe, there has been a upsurge in the offers of accommodation in spare rooms across the UK. Although many of these offers were specifically for Syrians, and often in rural areas where there are no asylum seekers, nevertheless it has […]

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