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Apply to be our next Policy and Advocacy Worker and join the fight to #EndDestitution – deadline Monday 1st April

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. They will consult with member organisations and the people they are working […]

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Seeking Asylum- report by civil society groups in West Midlands on women’s experiences in the asylum process

‘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 Midlands. The authors highlight the UK’s failure to fulfil the Convention on […]

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Research identifies urgent need for human rights approach to tackle destitution in Scotland

‘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 Glasgow based project coordinated by the Refugee Survival Trust, Scottish Refugee Council, […]

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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT FOR WEBSITE

Member Spotlight: One Roof Leicester on their winter night shelter: ‘One of the most rewarding parts is seeing the transformation in the guests’

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 scheme. As the winter draws to an end, we caught up with […]

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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT FOR WEBSITE

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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Member Spotlight - Lancashire Sanctuary Homes Project

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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Member Spotlight - Lancashire Sanctuary Homes Project

‘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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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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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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