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

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 this vital support, which is only available to those who are destitute […]

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

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 on the brink of extreme poverty.’ Below we share a summary of […]

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Mastering Self-Care

This week is Self Care Week 2018 and we’re marking it with another guest blog from Bird, an organisation working with people to avoid burn out and build resilience. Here’s Hannah Massarella, Bird’s CEO and founder, explaining some of the practical steps we can all take to master self care. […]

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

‘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 film was produced by Sharon Walia, a journalist and refugee worker at […]

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

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 accommodation and support, in 2017-18 they worked with other NACCOM members to […]

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Job Vacancies in the Network in October

Please read on for details of job vacancies in the network this month. Got something to advertise? Get in touch here. HOST Nottingham is recruiting a Project Coordinator. Hours: 15 per week (flexible) Salary: £9,516 per year HOST Nottingham has been providing temporary housing in local people’s homes […]

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Different Accommodation Models For Housing

Since 2006, NACCOM members have been instrumental in developing a broad range of innovative housing solutions that have radically changed the mood, wellbeing and overall sense of place felt by those left in limbo by our unfair asylum system. Some of these solutions (which someone recently described […]

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Looking after Yourself

Mirjam Thullesen is a trained psychologist and practising psychotherapist who has worked with refugees and survivors of trafficking and torture for a number of years, in roles at the Poppy Project, British Refugee Council and Freedom from Torture. She is currently working towards a Doctorate in Psychology and Psychotherapy looking […]

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

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 recently, they would not have considered themselves a campaigning organisation. Yet, in […]

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Job vacancies in the network in August-Sept

Please read on for details of job vacancies in the network this month. Got something to advertise? Get in touch here. Hope Projects are recruiting an Individual Giving Fundraiser. Hope Projects provides housing, financial support and legal advice to homeless and destitute asylum seekers in Birmingham, Coventry and […]

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Bid Writing Workshops

NFP workshops are putting on  affordable and accessible Basic and Advanced Bid Writing Workshops in various locations across the UK this Autumn. Designed for charities, schools or not for profit organisations who want to submit grant funding applications to grant making trusts and foundations, the sessions last 2.5 […]

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

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 here, includes key findings and recommendations related to barriers faced by migrants, summarised […]

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Member Spotlight: Refugee Survival Trust

This month’s update comes from the Refugee Survival Trust, one of NACCOM’s members working to end destitution in Scotland. As we write, it has been a busy and difficult few days for the charity’s small team, beginning with news that the local asylum accommodation provider, Serco, is planning to […]

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Vulnerable Justice…

Increasing Vulnerability of Justice for People Seeking Sanctuary A recent report ‘Tipping the Scales: Access to Justice in the Asylum System’ which was launched with Refugee Action last week finally put some hard facts behind what we have all been noticing, the increasing vulnerability of justice. Like […]

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