On May 24th, NACCOM is hosting its first ever one-day event focusing on accommodation and support for newly recognised refugees. The event, which takes place at St George’s Conference Centre in Leeds, will explore accommodation models within the network supporting newly recognised refugees, and is aimed at existing providers, as well as those exploring how, when and if to get involved.
Activities throughout the day will address how providers can effectively meet needs, develop capacity and work with others. Sessions will include input from Local Authorities and Housing Associations as well as NACCOM members.
Alongside workshops full of innovative ideas and top tips, there will also be an opportunity to learn more about changes to support pathways during the move-on period, with a representative from the Home Office sharing about the Post Grant Appointment Service.
Tickets for the event start from just £10, and will be on sale from today until the 16th May.GET TICKETS TO THE EVENT HERE
There are also a limited number of tickets available for people with no recourse to public funds, please contact us if you wish to know more.
Plan for the day (subject to minor changes and additions)
10.00- 10.15- Registration
10.15- 10.30am- Introduction to the day
10.30- 12.15pm- Choice of three workshops, led by experts in the field including NACCOM members and partner agencies
Session 1- Towards Strategic Solutions- How to engage with Local Authorities to prevent homelessness amongst refugees
Session 2- Steps voluntary organisations can take with refugees after the 28 day move on period
Session 3- Landlords, Lodging and Social Letting- unpacking what to be aware of and what the benefits are of becoming a landlord, being a landlord and working with landlords, including housing associations.
1:15- 1:45- Update about the Post Grant Appointment Service for newly recognised refugees followed by Q&A – Home Office representative
1:45- 3.30- Afternoon sessions (repeat of morning)
3:30- 4:00pm – Feedback session and final plenary
Full programme details and information about participating workshop coordinators will be available shortly here. Resources will be shared after the event with delegates.GET TICKETS TO THE EVENT HERE