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 [...]

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 [...]

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