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Comment | What any incoming government needs to do to end destitution in the asylum and immigration system

2024-05-23T15:12:28+01:0023 May 2024|Campaigns, News|

A general election has been called for July 4th, and the issue of immigration, refugee protection and asylum system reform will be key to any incoming government. Bridget Young, NACCOM's Director, lays out what [...]

Blog and Joint Briefing | Impacts of the Illegal Migration Act on Local Authorities, with Asylum Matters

2024-04-22T17:12:22+01:0022 April 2024|Blog, News, Resources|

In July 2023, the controversial and deeply inhumane Illegal Migration Act (IMA) became law, marking the biggest overhaul of the UK asylum system in decades.   The Act will not only have a profound impact [...]

Blog | Evictions into homelessness – the ongoing ‘move-on’ emergency facing people leaving the asylum system

2024-04-04T12:53:02+01:004 April 2024|Blog, News|

Homelessness amongst refugees leaving the asylum system has been on the rise over the last year, in large part due to a change in process to the asylum move-on period, introduced by the Home [...]

“A great day of learning and inspiration” | NACCOM Annual Conference 2024

2024-03-13T10:55:25+00:0013 March 2024|Conferences, News|

NACCOM members, supporters and partners came together in York on Thursday March 7th 2024 for the network’s Annual Conference. Over 140 delegates representing 65 organisations attended the one-day event, which aimed to promote learning, [...]

Blog and statement | Government withdraws plans to exempt asylum accommodation from HMO licensing

2024-02-22T18:28:28+00:0022 February 2024|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM, alongside other migrants’ rights, housing and homelessness organisations, has welcomed news that the Government has withdrawn draft regulations to exempt asylum accommodation from HMO (houses in multiple occupation) licensing, which would have weakened [...]

NACCOM Annual Conference 2024 | ‘Facing the future together – Strategies, support and solidarity to End Destitution’

2024-03-07T09:27:06+00:0012 January 2024|News|

NACCOM warmly invites members, partners and supporters to our Annual Conference in March 2024; ‘Facing the future together – strategies, support and solidarity to End Destitution’ The conference will bring the NACCOM [...]

Tracking the scale and impact of destitution | Launching our Annual Survey data 2023

2023-11-16T14:53:34+00:009 November 2023|Reports and research, News|

NACCOM’s latest Annual Survey data reveals thousands of people in the asylum and immigration system experienced destitution and homelessness last year. Latest figures from NACCOM show that 3,724 people were accommodated by the [...]

Webinar | Policy recommendations from our latest report; Refused? Experiences following a negative asylum decision

2023-09-11T11:43:14+01:0011 September 2023|Conferences, News|

Join NACCOM and members of our Community Research group for a policy-focussed webinar based on our recent report, Refused? Experiences following a negative asylum decision. This peer-led research, which was designed and delivered at [...]

Statement and joint letter | Changes to procedure for ending asylum support causing increased homelessness

2023-11-20T14:45:19+00:006 September 2023|Campaigns, News|

Hosting and housing organisations in the NACCOM network have seen a sharp rise in referrals for homelessness support, as many refugees are given only seven days’ notice to leave asylum accommodation under changes to [...]

Our statement on the Illegal Migration Bill | “A profoundly shameful and damaging moment”

2023-07-19T13:38:10+01:0019 July 2023|News|

On Tuesday 18th July, despite the efforts of Peers and some MPs, who worked alongside campaigners and charities to reinforce protections for particularly vulnerable groups, the controversial and deeply inhumane Illegal Migration Bill was [...]

Joint briefing | Risks of homelessness and destitution posed by the Illegal Migration Bill

2023-05-05T14:50:25+01:005 May 2023|Campaigns, News, Resources|

NACCOM and Praxis have drafted a joint briefing on the Illegal Migration Bill, and the high risk of homelessness and destitution that the Bill poses to people claiming asylum in the UK.  The briefing [...]

Open letter to Michael Gove | The Illegal Migration Bill risks pushing thousands more people into homelessness and destitution

2023-06-26T15:04:47+01:0027 March 2023|Campaigns, News|

The Government's Illegal Migration Bill returns to Parliament today (26th April) to be debated by MPs. NACCOM and 52 charities and organisations that support and advocate for people experiencing, and at risk of, homelessness [...]

Blog post | Insights from our winter Regional Member Hubs Part 1 – Challenges across the network

2023-04-06T16:02:01+01:006 April 2023|Blog, News, Regional Meetings|

What are Regional Hub Meetings and why are they important? At the heart of the NACCOM network is the relationship we foster with our members. One of the ways we nurture and develop this [...]

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