NACCOM’s vision is for the UK to have a fair, just and humane asylum and immigration system, which enables people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants to be free from destitution and to live with dignity and agency.
We believe that destitution has no place in a fair, just and humane asylum and immigration system. Therefore NACCOM exists to promote solidarity, connections and good practice to assist the establishment and delivery of accommodation and support projects working with people facing destitution because they are in the asylum and immigration system in the UK. In addition, we work with member organisations, partners and supporters to use the evidence and testimony of NACCOM members and people with lived experience to influence change at a local, regional and national level to create better pathways out of destitution and end destitution for good.
We turn our Vision, Mission and Values into practice by:
Providing networking opportunities to connect members and facilitate the sharing of knowledge and promote good practice to provide pathways out of destitution. We do this through regular training and networking events, an annual conference, an online members forum and library of information and resources.
Gathering and disseminating data on destitution and using this to tackle the root causes of destitution through policy, lobbying and campaigning, both ourselves and in partnership with others.
Working with our members and with those with lived experience of being destitute to ensure that the human face of destitution is shared with the wider public and decision makers. We do this by training and supporting people with experience of the asylum and immigration system to research and communicate their findings and experiences, through media work and through supporting members with their communications.