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How has NACCOM made an impact this year? Read our 2018-2019 Impact Report

2019-10-24T13:59:56+01:0024 October 2019|Campaigns, News, Resources|

[button link="https://naccom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NACCOM-ImpactReport_2019-10-11_DIGITAL.pdf" bg_color="#3d9293"]DOWNLOAD OUR 2018 - 2019 IMPACT REPORT[/button] Hazel Williams, NACCOM’s National Director, introduces our latest Impact Report and outlines how NACCOM has made an impact this year. “This is the second Impact Report [...]

‘Missing the Safety Net’ – Government failings are leaving vulnerable people seeking asylum homeless and hungry, new joint report finds

2019-09-05T12:08:39+01:005 September 2019|Campaigns|

New research published today by the charities Refugee Action and NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network, has revealed that vulnerable people refused asylum in the UK, including pregnant women and those with serious mental health conditions, [...]

A joint open letter to the new Home Secretary, from organisations working in the refugee and migration sector

2019-10-21T10:17:13+01:0031 July 2019|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM has joined with 37 other organisations working in the migration and refugee sector to send an open, joint letter to the new Home Secretary, Priti Patel, outlining the current pressing issues within the UK [...]

How our members’ data helps us make an impact: Update on the use of the 2017-18 member survey findings

2019-07-08T13:14:55+01:0025 June 2019|Campaigns, News|

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. Below is a summary of the ways data [...]

Mind the Gap – One Year On report provides fresh evidence of refugees’ vulnerability to homelessness during move-on period

2019-06-20T13:19:33+01:0020 June 2019|Campaigns, News, Resources|

To coincide with World Refugee Day, NACCOM has launched its Mind the Gap – One Year On report, which builds on findings published in June 2018 that made a direct link between Home Office policy [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

(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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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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