NACCOM Annual Review and AGM 2021

NACCOM invites members, partners and supporters to join us for the online launch of our Annual Survey and Impact Report and our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 18th November 2021 from 1pm – 2.30pm.

Attendees will hear about the scale and impact of NACCOM members’ support for people who are destitute and seeking asylum, refugees or migrants with NRPF in 2020-2021, the NACCOM team’s key achievements in strengthening members’ practice and influence, and our plans to build on this impact with you.

The event will include:

  • An overview of the key data and themes that have emerged from this year’s annual member survey
  • How we have worked with members this year to make an impact
  • An update on our strategy development
  • A summary of our annual report and accounts
  • An opportunity to vote for new and existing Trustees (Full members only – further information will be given to Full Members who attend)

Information will be shared to members via email and our Google Group. If you are not a member but wish to attend please email [email protected].

NACCOM Autumn Webinar Series

In the run up to our Annual Review and AGM we will be hosting an Autumn Webinar Series. These are free and open to all NACCOM members. Sign up information will be shared directly with members via email. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Date Information
Monday 15 November 2021

1:30pm – 3pm

An organisational journey towards anti-racism

Presented in collaboration with BRAP

The workshop will be facilitated by BRAP and encourage discussion on what to think about and what conversations to have on your organisation’s journey towards anti-racism. We will hear from NACCOM members about their journey towards anti-racism and the aim is for attendees to leave the session feeling motivated that they need to and can do this work in their organisation, and having some ideas about what to do next.

Tuesday 16 November 2021

10am – 11:30am

Working with Community Researchers to find solutions to migrant homelessness.

Presented in collaboration with NACCOM’s Community Researchers and Homeless Link

The workshop will share findings from our joint project with Homeless Link looking at solutions to migrant homelessness and explore how working with Community Researchers can be used as an approach to gather insight and create change.

Tuesday 16 November 2021

1:30pm – 3pm

Host recruitment: Innovation & overcoming challenges

Presented in collaboration with Refugees at Home and Hope at Home

To help members explore host recruitment NACCOM are delighted to welcome Hope at Home and Refugees at Home who, together will help us explore working through and looking beyond the challenges, innovative approaches to host recruitment, and through learning and sharing, help develop understanding of good practices that help shape confidence in recruiting and maintaining hosts.

Wednesday 17 November 2021

10am – 11:30am

Blending a strategic approach with local delivery models to tackle homelessness amongst people seeking asylum and newly granted refugees in Wales.

Presented in collaboration with Housing Justice Cymru andThe Welsh Refugee Coalition

This workshop will explore both the strategic approach and the local delivery models to accommodating people seeking asylum with NRPF and newly granted refugees in Wales. It will explore the work of The Welsh Refugee Coalition and their engagement with and release of funds by the Welsh Government, and the successful related bid to Comic Relief led by Housing Justice Cymru and local partners.

Wednesday 17 November 2021

1:30pm – 3:30pm

“Talking about destitution” a guide to framing and messaging with IMIX

Presented in collaboration with IMIX

In this workshop, Emma Harrison, CEO of IMIX will provide an overview of the desitution framing work that the organisation has been doing with people with lived experience of destitution and partners such as NACCOM. It will be an opportunity to explore and discuss how we approach framing and messaging as a network, and how we can talk about our collective work to influence different audiences.

Fortnightly members’ drop-in Zoom call

Every fortnight we host an informal Zoom call for NACCOM members who want to come together and share ideas, updates and issues, or just check in with others across the network. This is a friendly and informal space and all members are welcome. It’s also an opportunity to hear all the latest updates from NACCOM.

Details of how to join the call are circulated via our members’ Google group in advance of the meeting (if you are a member and would like to join our Google group, please email Phoebe Hendy, our Administration Assistant).

If you have any queries regarding our national members’ call, please get in touch with Paul Catterall, our Network Development Officer, to request further details, or to request access to the meeting independently of the Google group.

Regional and Thematic Hubs

NACCOM is committed to seeing an end to asylum and migrant destitution and part of the way we do this is to share our ideas, support one another and develop best practice. Our hubs are a great opportunity to find out more about the diverse range of NACCOM members’ accommodation projects as well as other exciting initiatives.

Regional hub meetings

Our hub meetings are now conducted by Zoom, and take place twice a year per hub region. This will be reviewed in Autumn 2021, and in-person hubs will resume when it is deemed safe to do so, in light of Covid-19 restrictions.

➡️ London, South and South East

➡️ West Yorkshire and Humberside

➡️ North West and Northern Ireland

➡️ North East and Scotland

➡️ South West

➡️ West Midlands

➡️ East Midlands and South Yorkshire

➡️ Wales

We will send out more details, agendas and Zoom links nearer the time. If there are specific topics that you would like to cover at any of these meetings, please do get in touch.

All members will receive an invitation to the hub meetings as soon as the dates are announced – if you’re a member and haven’t received your invitation, then please email Paul Catterall. We also welcome attendance from partners and other colleagues in relevant fields. If you’re interested in taking part, please get in touch.

Thematic hub meetings

Following feedback from members, we have also launched a series of ‘thematic’ hub meetings to explore the specific issues facing different types of accommodation project and drop-in services in the network, as we transition out of the pandemic.