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New research by Women for Refugee Women shines a spotlight on the experiences of destitute women seeking asylum

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 the UK, features evidence from partners across the UK including NACCOM member […]

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Ending Migrant Homelessness Conference – NACCOM, CRISIS and Homes for Cathy host one-day event to explore solutions to migrant homelessness

NACCOM, CRISIS and the Homes for Cathy group of Housing Associations are hosting a conference looking at Ending Migrant Homelessness. This one-day event will bring together Housing Associations, charities and other accommodation providers to share ideas and find solutions for expanding accommodation provision, specifically for people experiencing […]

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Guest blog – “We’re happy to host” A delegate’s view of NACCOM’s hosting convention 2019

Esther Bakari from Birmingham Community Hosting Network (BIRCH) shares her experience of our Happy To Host annual convention: “Saturday 13th July saw the introduction of the ‘Happy to Host’ Convention organised by NACCOM. “Taking place at Amnesty’s Human Rights Centre, in London, around 80 individuals from NACCOM’s […]

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Upcoming NACCOM conferences on Funding Your Project- 29th April (Leeds) and 14th May (London)

To assist with the development of skills and ideas for funding accommodation and support services for those facing destitution, and to launch our upcoming Funding Toolkit, NACCOM is hosting two ‘Funding Your Project’ events on 29th April (Leeds) and 14th May (London).  These one-day events will feature […]

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Member Spotlight: ‘We knew we needed to become more sustainable’- the latest from West Yorkshire’s Abigail Housing

Abigail Housing is a West Yorkshire based charitable company supporting and housing destitute people who are seeking, or have recently been granted, asylum. The charity houses newly recognised refugees in Leeds and houses people who have been refused asylum in Bradford. We caught up with their retiring […]

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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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Join us for our one-day event focusing on refugee accommodation and support on May 24th

On May 24th, NACCOM is hosting its first ever one-day event focusing on accommodation and support for newly recognised refugees. The event, which takes place at St George’s Conference Centre in Leeds, will explore accommodation models within the network supporting newly recognised refugees, and is aimed at existing […]

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Legal Advice Conference on 17th Feb

On February 17th, we will be running our first ever Legal Advice Conference.  Taking place at the Victoria Centre in Sheffield, this one-day conference will feature input from Refugee Action, Haringey Migrant Support Centre, British Red Cross and the New Evidence Support Team Leicester, Asylum Aid, Liverpool Law Clinic, alongside NACCOM Member Hope Projects. The aim […]

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