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NACCOM launches new project to support members with evidence gathering

2021-02-26T12:57:13+00:0026 February 2021|News, Project news|

Evidencing the vital role that frontline services play in responding to destitution is critical for effective influencing of decision-makers about the policies that create such problems in the first place, and in the process of identifying and strengthening good practice models to demonstrate how it can be prevented. As [...]

New project launched by Homeless Link and NACCOM will develop roadmap for homelessness services working with people with NRPF

2021-02-02T14:00:48+00:002 February 2021|News, Project news|

A new project was launched today (2nd February) by Homeless Link in partnership with NACCOM, that will aim to improve the homelessness offer for migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) in England. With [...]

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 [...]

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Lancashire Sanctuary Homes Project run by Together Lancashire

2019-07-18T11:28:14+01:0018 July 2019|News, Project news|

Lisa Norcross, Development Co-Ordinator at Together Lancashire, talks to us about their Lancashire Sanctuary Homes Project for refugees and destitute asylum seekers, and the challenges and rewards of turning an existing grassroots support network into [...]

‘The difference a warm welcome and adequate accommodation can make’- @JRSUK on their hosting scheme

2019-05-08T08:42:21+01:008 May 2019|News, Project news|

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of those currently detained in Immigration Removal Centres near Heathrow and those made destitute during the asylum process. Naomi Turner is the Communities [...]

Happy to Host- A new one day convention to celebrate and champion hosting schemes across the UK

2019-03-27T10:55:13+00:0026 March 2019|Conferences, News, Project news, Resources|

Happy to Host is a new one day event supporting and bringing together hosting schemes across the network. Taking place on Saturday 13th July 2019, this free event will celebrate the work of hosts, hear [...]

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 [...]

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

2019-03-15T09:12:22+00:0015 March 2019|News, Project news, Resources|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pioneering housing project helping migrants out of destitution (guest blog by Commonweal Housing and Praxis)

2019-02-15T15:00:21+00:0018 February 2019|News, Project news|

A housing project is helping migrants out of destitution by using an innovative model of funding and support. Run by Praxis Community Projects, in partnership with Commonweal Housing, the London-based project has been providing migrant [...]

(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. [...]

Calling frontline asylum organisations! New programme from Refugee Action

2019-02-15T08:48:18+00:0015 February 2019|News, Project news, Resources|

Refugee Action’s Asylum Guide Network is growing across the UK. With programmes in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, Refugee Action are looking for 15 further organisations to join and offer Asylum Guides within their services. Read [...]

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

2019-02-05T09:33:42+00:005 February 2019|Conferences, News, Project news|

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘The Movement’- feature length film on everyday heroes involved in the ‘refugee crisis’ launches this week

2018-11-14T08:36:10+00:0014 November 2018|News, Project news, Resources|

‘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 [...]

Member Spotlight: ‘We desperately need policy change’ – Boaz Trust on the importance of gathering information on refugee homelessness

2018-11-07T09:41:14+00:007 November 2018|Campaigns, News, Project news, Resources|

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 [...]

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