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Ending Migrant Homelessness event – collaboration and innovation can help tackle migrant homelessness

On Tuesday 25th February, NACCOM, Crisis and Homes for Cathy group of Housing Assocations hosted a joint conference in York to explore solutions to migrant homelessness through partnership working and innovation. Friend of NACCOM, Molly Catterall, wrote this guest blog on our one-day conference: The conference brought […]

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NACCOM Briefing: support for refugees after receiving an asylum decision. Help us tell the Government it’s time to extend the refugee move-on period

Nearly all new refugees in the UK experience a period of destitution after they have been granted status, as asylum support ends 28 days on from a positive decision, whilst the first payment of Universal Credit is not made for 35 days. This “in-built” period where no […]

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New British Red Cross report shows the cost benefit of extending the 28-day move-on period – but we must still champion the moral case too, writes Jessie Seal, NACCOM’s Policy and Campaigns Coordinator

New cost-benefit analysis shows that extending the refugee move-on period would save public money – but we must not lose sight of the moral case for changing a policy that leaves people ‘destitute by design’, writes Jessie Seal, NACCOM’s Policy and Campaigns Coordinator. “On Tuesday (18th February), […]

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Closing the gap – NACCOM’s response to the NAO’s inquiry into Universal Credit; getting to the first payment

NACCOM has submitted evidence to the National Audit Office’s inquiry into Universal Credit, and the five-week wait to receive the first payment. Jessie Seal, our Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, explains why it’s vital that the Government provides a joined-up asylum and benefits system that doesn’t put newly […]

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New research by Women for Refugee Women shines a spotlight on the experiences of destitute women seeking asylum

The charity Women for Refugee Women has released some important new research looking into the experiences of asylum-seeking women in the UK. The new report, Will I ever be safe? Asylum-seeking women made destitute in the UK, features evidence from partners across the UK including NACCOM member […]

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Ending Migrant Homelessness Conference – NACCOM, CRISIS and Homes for Cathy host one-day event to explore solutions to migrant homelessness

NACCOM, CRISIS and the Homes for Cathy group of Housing Associations are hosting a conference looking at Ending Migrant Homelessness. This 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 […]

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NACCOM’s key asks – the five policies the next Government needs to adopt to #EndDestitution

Whatever the outcome of today’s General Election, NACCOM is asking the next Government to adopt these key policies to #EndDestitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants with no recourse to public funds. Hazel Williams, NACCOM’s National Director, commented: “Destitution has a devastating impact on the […]

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Jobs across the network in December

Please see below for vacancies in the network, including roles at Praxis, Hope at Home, the St Augustine’s Centre and NACCOM. If you have a job you would like to advertise, please get in touch. Praxis is recruiting for: Volunteer Coordinator Responsible to: Advice Manager Location: Bethnal […]

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Scotland’s highest court rules ‘lock-change evictions’ are legal, putting many people seeking asylum at risk of homelessness

Last week, Scotland’s highest court ruled that lock-change evictions of people seeking asylum without court orders are legal. This means that those whose asylum claims have been refused can be evicted, putting them at immediate risk of homelessness at an extremely vulnerable point in their lives, and […]

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Jobs across the network in October

Please see below for vacancies in the network, including roles at Praxis in London, Action Foundation in Newcastle, and Hope Housing in Bradford. If you have a job you would like to advertise, please get in touch. Praxis is recruiting for: Immigration Advisor Street Legal (OISC level […]

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‘Missing the Safety Net’ – Government failings are leaving vulnerable people seeking asylum homeless and hungry, new joint report finds

New research published today by the charities Refugee Action and NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network, has revealed that vulnerable people refused asylum in the UK, including pregnant women and those with serious mental health conditions, are being failed by the Government’s asylum support system, leaving them homeless […]

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