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Joint-letter – New Home Office policy on rough sleeping and the increased risks of modern slavery

2020-12-01T15:51:22+00:001 December 2020|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM has joined with 150 other organisations and individuals to voice our concerns about changes to immigration rules that could see non-UK nationals deported for rough sleeping. In a joint letter on December 1st led [...]

NACCOM joins with leading homelessness charities to condemn the changes to immigration rules that could see migrant rough sleepers deported

2020-12-15T11:02:03+00:006 November 2020|Campaigns, News|

New immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough will endanger lives, undermine progress in reducing homelessness and must be reconsidered. That is the message being sent today (November 5th) the UK Government by Crisis, Shelter, St [...]

#StopAsylumEvictions; No evictions into homelessness – our response to the Home Office decision on asylum evictions and call to action 

2020-12-02T08:50:51+00:0024 September 2020|Blog, Campaigns, News|

As of the 15th September, the Home Office has resumed evictions from asylum accommodation for people with a negative decision in England, with plans to resume in Scotland and Wales in the future. We are [...]

‘Locked into Poverty’ – new research on asylum support rates and poverty in the UK asylum system

2020-11-06T12:20:03+00:006 November 2020|Reports and research, Campaigns, News|

The charity Asylum Matters has published a report - ‘Locked into Poverty – life on asylum support’ - which reveals a picture of poverty, exclusion and hardship for people seeking asylum wholly reliant on Government support [...]

Anti-Slavery Day: NACCOM joins with 50+ experts to call for end to harms facing survivors

2020-10-20T15:28:42+01:0020 October 2020|Campaigns, News|

On Anti-Slavery Day 2020 (18th October), NACCOM has joined with over 50 organisations, activists and individuals to write to the Prime Minister with the message that the UK's emphasis on immigration control, at the expense [...]

NACCOM supports the #HandsUp4OurHealth campaign – campaigning for access to healthcare for everyone

2020-10-16T11:21:15+01:0016 October 2020|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM has joined a campaign coordinated by Doctors of the World, Lancett Migration and the Faculty of Public Health calling for universal and equitable access to NHS services, during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond. The [...]

Open letter to the Prime Minister – Reverse the decision to evict people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) into homelessness

2020-10-15T13:53:53+01:001 October 2020|Campaigns, News|

Today (October 1st 2020), NACCOM joins 228 organisations and 597 individuals who are joining together as a collective voice to tell the Prime Minister to reverse the decision to evict people with No Recourse to [...]

UK Faith leaders call for Home Office to halt asylum evictions – Open letter to the Home Secretary

2020-10-01T14:24:31+01:001 October 2020|Campaigns, News|

A group of UK faith leaders, including representatives from Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Hindu communities, has written to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, calling for the Government to reverse its plan to make thousands of [...]

Prime Minister must act to protect those experiencing homelessness with insecure migration status during pandemic – read our joint letter

2020-08-11T16:57:45+01:0019 March 2020|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM, along with over 60 other organisations, has jointly written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urge the Government to put in place measures to protect those experiencing homelessness and destitution because of their [...]

New British Red Cross report shows the cost benefit of extending the 28-day move-on period – but we must still champion the moral case too, writes Jessie Seal, NACCOM’s Policy and Campaigns Coordinator

2020-02-20T23:19:02+00:0020 February 2020|Reports and research, Blog, Campaigns, News|

New cost-benefit analysis shows that extending the refugee move-on period would save public money – but we must not lose sight of the moral case for changing a policy that leaves people ‘destitute by design’, [...]

Closing the gap – NACCOM’s response to the NAO’s inquiry into Universal Credit; getting to the first payment

2020-02-11T16:33:44+00:0011 February 2020|Reports and research, Campaigns|

NACCOM has submitted evidence to the National Audit Office's inquiry into Universal Credit, and the five-week wait to receive the first payment. Jessie Seal, our Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, explains why it's vital that the [...]

New research by Women for Refugee Women shines a spotlight on the experiences of destitute women seeking asylum

2020-02-11T12:24:48+00:0011 February 2020|Reports and research, Campaigns, Conferences, News, Resources|

The charity Women for Refugee Women has released some important new research looking into the experiences of asylum-seeking women in the UK. The new report, Will I ever be safe? Asylum-seeking women made destitute in [...]

NACCOM’s key asks – the five policies the next Government needs to adopt to #EndDestitution

2019-12-12T12:30:18+00:0012 December 2019|Campaigns, News|

Whatever the outcome of today’s General Election, NACCOM is asking the next Government to adopt these key policies to #EndDestitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants with no recourse to public funds. Hazel [...]

Scotland’s highest court rules ‘lock-change evictions’ are legal, putting many people seeking asylum at risk of homelessness

2019-11-19T15:48:17+00:0019 November 2019|Campaigns, News|

Last week, Scotland’s highest court ruled that lock-change evictions of people seeking asylum without court orders are legal. This means that those whose asylum claims have been refused can be evicted, putting them at immediate [...]

Charities highlight severe failures in the new Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility Assistance (AIRE) contract

2019-11-07T13:42:19+00:007 November 2019|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM is one of 120 charities to call for urgent action to be taken to review "severe failures" in the new Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility Assistance (AIRE) contract, which delivers asylum support. In a [...]

Headline accommodation statistics 2018-2019 – who did our members support last year?

2019-11-05T15:17:58+00:005 November 2019|Campaigns, Project news, Resources|

Each year, NACCOM members provide information on the number, needs and experiences of people accommodated through their services who are facing destitution because of the immigration system. This unique body of evidence from our members [...]

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