Meetings and Conferences

See below for details of all our upcoming events and activities

NACCOM Annual Conference 2019

Join us for NACCOM’s Annual Conference 2019 – Working Together To End Destitution

When: Thursday 17th October 2019

Where: St George’s Centre, 60 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL

Times: 10am – 4.50pm

This one-day event will look at the ways that NACCOM members and partner organisations are working together across the UK to end destitution amongst those seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).

The event will give delegates the opportunity to meet and learn from NACCOM member projects, as well as participate in a range of interactive workshops on the following topics:

Morning session

Workshop 1 – Legal entitlements to Home Office support for people who have been refused asylum

Workshop 2 – Protecting staff and volunteers from burn out

Workshop 3 – Ensuring people who have experienced destitution have a meaningful say in developing your project

Workshop 4 – Key issues in developing a housing project – launching NACCOM’s new Housing Toolkit

Workshop 5 – Increasing access to legal advice 

Afternoon session

Workshop 6 – Legal entitlements to Home Office support for people who have been refused asylum

Workshop 7 – Protecting staff and volunteers from burn out

Workshop 8 – Any questions? All about hosting workshop and panel discussion 

Workshop 9 – Innovative housing models – utilising new partnerships to maximise bed spaces and generate new income

Workshop 10 – Developing a national campaign to end destitution

**Panel discussion:**

What does the future of migration in the UK look like, what are the implications for migrant destitution and what can we do about it? With panellists: Jill Rutter from British Future, Sarli Nana from Migrants Organise, and Rachael Bee from Bristol Hospitality Network . Chaired by Jonny Darling, NACCOM Trustee. 

**Plus live poetry from Iraqi poet Malka Al-Haddad – read one of Malka’s poems here.**



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Please note that anyone who is currently seeking asylum or migrants with no recourse to public funds are entitled to a free ticket.  Please contact us for further details.

Training – Free Mental Health First Aid training for volunteers of NACCOM member projects (course location – SHEFFIELD)

When: Friday 8th November and Friday 15th November (two-day course)

Time: 9.15am – 5.oopm

Where: Sheffield – the John Lewis Community Room within the John Lewis Store, Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 1EP

Tickets: The event is free but there are limited spaces, and delegates are asked to pay £10 to cover the cost of lunch. For full ticket information please click here.

What’s on offer: This free two-day course is intended for volunteers with NACCOM projects. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms.

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Training – An Introduction to Mental Health for those working with refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants (course location – LONDON)

When: Wednesday 20th November (one day course)

Time: 9:45 for a 10am start – 5pm

Where: Praxis Community Projects, Pott Street, London, E2 0EF

Tickets: £20 per person for staff and volunteers from NACCOM member projects, and £40 per person for non-members.

What’s on offer: Organised by NACCOM in partnership EASL (Enabling Assessment Service London), the Introduction to Mental Health one-day course will be delivered by two experienced social workers with recent experience of working for the NHS and social services in mental health and homelessness teams. Delivery will be a mixture of presentations, group work and group discussion using case studies to facilitate learning and development of practical skills.


  • Gain confidence in supporting people experiencing mental distress.
  • Recognise and understand common ways people present in mental health crisis.
  • Know how, when and where to refer for additional support.
  • Share skills and knowledge to improve practice.

Course outline:

  • Common mental health conditions and how asylum seekers and people with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) can be affected.
  • Practical skills and tips for supporting people in mental health crisis, managing risk.
  • Available support from NHS, social services, third sector agencies.
  • Accessing statutory services for people with NRPF, including legal interventions under the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended 2007, and Care Act 2014.
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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:

South West and South Wales

Date: Thursday 7th November

Location: Newport

Venue: Sanctuary Newport, The Gap, 42 Snow Hill, Newport, NP20 1JG

Time: 11:30 (11:00 for coffee) to 4pm

Details of the event: More details coming soon

Contact Dave  for further information.

West Midlands

Date: Wednesday 13th November

Location: Birmingham

Venue: Hope Projects, c/o Jericho Trust, 196-198 Edward Street, Balsall Heath, B12 9LX.

Time: 11:30 (11:00 for coffee) to 4pm

Details of the event: More details coming soon

Contact Dave  for further information.

West Yorkshire and Humberside

Date: Tuesday 19th November (not Thursday 14th as previously indicated)  

Location: DASH in Huddersfield at Paddock Village Hall, West View Paddock, Huddersfield HD1 4TX

Time: From 11:30 (11:00 for coffee) to 16:00 pm.

Contact Paul for further information.

East Midlands and South Yorkshire

Date: Tuesday 3rd December

Location: One Roof Leicester, St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane Leicester LE1 5PZ.

Time: From 11:30 (11:00 for coffee) to 16:00 pm.

Contact Paul for further information.

North West

Date: Thursday 5th December

Location: Manchester

Venue: The Boaz Trust, Kath Locke Centre, 123 Moss Lane East, Manchester, M15 5DD.

Time: 11:30 (11:00 for coffee) to 4pm

Details of the event: More details coming soon. 

Contact Dave  for further information.

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