Blog and Joint Briefing | Impacts of the Illegal Migration Act on Local Authorities, with Asylum Matters

2024-04-22T17:12:22+01:0022 April 2024|Blog, News, Resources|

In July 2023, the controversial and deeply inhumane Illegal Migration Act (IMA) became law, marking the biggest overhaul of the UK asylum system in decades.   The Act will not only have a profound impact [...]

Joint briefing | Risks of homelessness and destitution posed by the Illegal Migration Bill

2023-05-05T14:50:25+01:005 May 2023|Campaigns, News, Resources|

NACCOM and Praxis have drafted a joint briefing on the Illegal Migration Bill, and the high risk of homelessness and destitution that the Bill poses to people claiming asylum in the UK.  The briefing [...]

New briefing on destitution in the asylum and immigration system – ‘NACCOM’s Annual Survey Data 2022’

2022-12-13T14:19:18+00:0013 December 2022|Reports and research, Campaigns, News, Resources|

New briefing - NACCOM's Annual Survey Data 2022 We're pleased to publish a new briefing on levels and experiences of destitution in the asylum and immigration system, based on the findings of NACCOM's [...]

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 [...]

New research suggests that women-specific hosting could help women facing impossible choices

2020-01-28T11:50:36+00:0028 January 2020|News, Resources|

NACCOM member Commonweal Housing  has released new research that looks at the impact of hosting women experiencing homelessness. The research, which is presented in a report entitled Hosting Her, highlights some of the benefits of [...]

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="" 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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