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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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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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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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Last chance to apply for Communications Coordinator and Operations Coordinator roles at NACCOM- deadline 18th March

NACCOM is recruiting several posts to assist in our work to end destitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds, and the deadline for the Communications Coordinator and Operations Coordinator are both coming up on Monday 18th March. Could you join […]

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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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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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Job Vacancies in the Network in March

Please read on for details of job vacancies in the network this month. Got something to advertise? Get in touch here. Job vacancies featured below include: PAFRAS– Director Action Foundation – Fundraising and Grants Officer, Drop in Coordinator, Drop in Manager Plus see here for jobs at NACCOM […]

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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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Guardian Grants – one year on

One year from the launch of the 2017 Guardian Charity Appeal, through which over £500,000 was donated to NACCOM and its members, here is an update for members on the reporting process which is now underway. All members who received a grant in the summer of 2018 […]

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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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Job Vacancies in the Network in November-December

Please read on for details of job vacancies in the network this month. Got something to advertise? Get in touch here. Job vacancies featured below include: Jesuit Refugee Service– Refugee Activity Coordinator ASSIST Sheffield– Client Support Manager Action Foundation– Support Worker Praxis Community Projects– Group Worker The Jesuit Refugee […]

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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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