Online AGM and September workshop series announced

This year, NACCOM will be hosting our Annual General Meeting online via Zoom on Monday September 28th 2020. The meeting will feature an overview of NACCOM’s work from across the year, including our impact, as well as staff changes, financial reporting, and the election of our new Trustees. All are welcome to attend.

Date: Monday September 28th 2020

Time: 2pm 

Zoom details: These will be released nearer the time. 

In place of our Annual Conference, which usually includes our AGM, we’ll be running a series of online workshops on themes that have emerged as important to our members, based on discussions and feedback we’ve had during the course of the year.

There will be four webinars run across three weeks, leading up to our online AGM (details above) on Monday 28th September. We’ll be releasing details of the workshops throughout the summer.

All workshops will be free, but you will need to register for the event first via Zoom.

Workshop 1: Inclusion and equity within organisations (run by brap)


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Date: Wednesday 9th Sept, 2020

Time: 2pm to 4.15pm (to allow for a break half way through)

Location: Online via Zoom

Tickets: 25 spaces are available. This event is free for NACCOM members. (As spaces are limited and the event is likely to be oversubscribed, please note that NACCOM reserves the right to charge a fee of £40 to anyone who signs up to the event but does not participate.) Please note that we are releasing tickets to NACCOM full members first, and will then release the remainder to NACCOM Associate Members. 

Workshop details:

This workshop is run by the charity brap.

How can we secure justice in the world, if we do not pay attention to structural racism in the third sector and to how issues of racial justice and equity play out in our organisations? 

About: This workshop will explore how issues like unconscious bias and conscious bias (discrimination) play out in organisations. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to consider how organisational habits, behaviours and culture privileges some above others. Participants will begin to explore and consider what is needed to tackle these issues both within our organisations and across our sector.

Outcomes: By the end of the workshop, participants will: understand more about unconscious bias and the masking of conscious discrimination; have explored different types of biases and their impact on organisational culture and behaviours; and discussed strategies to progress race equality, both at individual and organisational levels. This workshop will be of particular interest to anyone who is interested in understanding more about how racism is normalised both within organisations and across our sector.


Workshop 2: Providing accommodation to people seeking asylum and other migrants in the changing landscape of Covid-19


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What have we learnt from Covid-19? How have we adapted – and how can we – our services to work in partnership to deliver a more client-focussed and holistic accommodation model with the goal of achieving positive move-on for people?

This workshop will hear from two NACCOM members for whom local authority or devolved government provision (known as “Everybody In in England and Wales”) has contributed to the redesign of their existing delivery model, enabling people being accommodated to be more involved in shaping the service and better supported to see lasting changes in their circumstances.

The webinar is being hosted by NACCOM with guest contributors Annika Joy from Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers  and Matt Lambert from Enterprise Homes Group.

Date: Wednesday 16th Sept, 2020

Time: 2pm to 3.15pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Tickets to this event are free. This event is an open event and welcome to all. 

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Workshop 3: Who’s at the back of the queue for a roof over their head? Ending homelessness amongst people with No Recourse to Public Funds.


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Swift changes in housing and asylum policy in the context of Covid-19 saw a rapid reduction in street homelessness, which undoubtedly saved lives. However, whilst some welcome and unprecedented provision has been made available for people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF), there remain significant obstacles to guaranteeing accommodation for people in this situation. What is being done about this both at a local and national level, and what still needs to change?  

This workshop will features a panel of people with different perspectives on these questions and more, and provides an opportunity to explore together ways to end homelessness for all in the future. Details of panellists will be released soon. 

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Tickets to this event are free. This event is an open event and welcome to all. Tickets will be released soon.

Workshop 4: Experts by Experience and the Power to Change


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Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, NACCOM has been hearing from members about the value of listening to people with lived experience, and how this is helping to shape service design.

In collaboration with Refugee Action’s Good Practice and Partnerships Team, which has been researching and consulting with people with lived experience, this webinar will explore how Experts by Experience are uniquely placed to help to develop innovative service design through partnership working. The workshop will look at the importance for organisations to involve people with lived experience and how to identify and build upon the strengths and opportunities of harnessing the voices of people with real lived experience

The webinar will involve Experts by Experience and partner organisations in sharing case studies, key areas of learning, findings from the Good Practice Teams research and consultation alongside interactive sessions to explore what involving experts by experience means and how it has the power to change.

Date: Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Tickets to this event are free. This event is an open event and welcome to all. 

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