Meetings and Conferences

See below for details of all our upcoming events and activities:

Ending Migrant Homelessness Conference

NACCOM, Crisis and the Homes for Cathy national alliance of Housing Associations are hosting an event exploring ways to end migrant homelessness.

Image courtesy of Crisis

This special one-day event will bring together Housing Associations, charities and other accommodation providers to share ideas and find solutions for expanding accommodation provision, specifically for people experiencing homelessness and destitution as a result of their immigration status.

We want to be able to support and encourage as many smaller local organisations and people with lived experience to attend as possible and therefore we are asking Housing Associations, Local Authorities and National Charities to pay £60 for admission to provide some cross subsidy.

Event details:

When: Tuesday 25th February

Where: The Principal Hotel, York

Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Full agenda

9.30 – 10.00   Registration


10.00 – 10.15   Introduction to the day

David Bogle, Hightown Housing Association and Hazel Williams, NACCOM


10.15 – 10.40   Why accommodation matters – experiences of coming to the UK and needing a home

Jonah Mesgarnezhad, Action Foundation


10.40 – 11.00   Break and then choice of one of 3 workshops


11.00 – 12.20

  1. Thinking outside the box:  Creative innovation within the NACCOM Network in order to accommodate those with NRPF
  2. It makes perfect sense! It fits our ethos and charitable good
  3. Partnership working between NACCOM Members and Housing Associations that contribute to ending migrant homelessness

12.20 – 13.30   Lunch and networking


13.30 – 13.45    “No direction home” Performed by Usman Khalid, Edin Suljic, Selam Mengistu www.facebook.com/nodirectionhomeuk 


13.45 – 14.30   How to make it work – Working together to end homelessness for migrants

Chair Chris Hancock, Crisis

Panel: Ros Holland, Boaz Trust; Cym D’Souza Arawak Walton; Heather Petch, Housing Consultant; Diana Flores Gallardo, supported by Abigail Housing


14.30 – 14.45   Break


14.45 – 16.00   Workshops repeated – Choosing one of the 3


16.00 – 16.30   Round up of the day and pledges on next steps

Julian Prior, Action Foundation

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Regional 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. Find out when the next ones are in your region below:

Our next member hubs will take place in Spring 2020 and dates are currently being finalised. If your region is not yet listed below, please check back soon, or for more information, please contact Paul Catterall.

Scotland and the North East

Date: Tuesday 31 March

Location: GlasgowRefugee Survival Trust, Floor 3, Robertson House, 152 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 4TB. The venue is roughly a 7-minute walk from Glasgow Central Station.

Times: 11am – 4pm

As with previous hub meetings, we will meet at 11am for coffee and the meeting will start at 11:30. The morning will be dedicated to individual project updates, NACCOM’s current work and wider sector updates, and the afternoon session will be an opportunity to focus in on key issues and challenges, particularly around accommodation and wider support issues.

A free lunch will be provided by NACCOM. The meeting will finish no later than 4pm. When confirming attendance, please let us know any dietary requirements if you are staying for lunch.

To attend, please get in touch with Paul Catterall.

London, South and South East

Date: Thursday 19th March

Location: LondonPraxis Community Projects, Potts Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 0EF 

Times: 10am – 4pm (please note the earlier than usual start time)

The hub will keep the usual format, however will have the slightly earlier start time of 10.00am for coffee, followed by the meeting at 10.30am. The morning will be dedicated to individual project updates, NACCOM’s current work and wider sector updates, and the afternoon session will be an opportunity to focus in on key issues and challenges, particularly around accommodation and wider support issues.

A free lunch will be provided by NACCOM. The meeting will finish no later than 4pm. When confirming attendance, please let us know any dietary requirements if you are staying for lunch.

To attend, please get in touch with Paul Catterall.

West Yorkshire and Humberside Hub

Date: Friday 27th March

Location: Halifax, Yorkshire, at St Augustine’s Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG.

Times: 11am for coffee, for an 11.30 am start. The meeting will finish no later than 4pm

The morning will be dedicated to individual project updates, NACCOM’s current work and wider sector updates, and the afternoon session will be an opportunity to focus in on key issues and challenges, particularly around accommodation and wider support issues.

A free lunch will be provided by NACCOM. The meeting will finish no later than 4pm. When confirming attendance, please let us know any dietary requirements if you are staying for lunch.

To attend, please get in touch with Paul Catterall.

North West and Northern Ireland

Date: Friday 5th June

Location: Liverpool, at Asylum Link Merseyside, St Anne’s, Overbury Street, Liverpool, L7 3HJ

Times: 11am for coffee, for an 11.30 am start. The meeting will finish no later than 4pm

The morning will be dedicated to individual project updates, NACCOM’s current work and wider sector updates, and the afternoon session will be an opportunity to focus in on key issues and challenges, particularly around accommodation and wider support issues.

A free lunch will be provided by NACCOM. The meeting will finish no later than 4pm. When confirming attendance, please let us know any dietary requirements if you are staying for lunch.

To attend, please get in touch with Paul Catterall.

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