Resources

Our Resources page includes a regularly updated selection of reports and publications related to destitution. Please click on the links to find out more:

Hosting Toolkit

Hosting Toolkit

This resource, launched in July 2017, has been produced by NACCOM and Homeless Link to support schemes accommodating destitute asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants through hosting. The resource is designed to support the establishment of new schemes and promote good practice in existing schemes. Our thanks to Joseph Rowntree Foundation for funding the Toolkit, and to all the NACCOM Members who contributed with examples from their projects.

For more on the ambitions behind the Toolkit, please click here.

For more on hosting schemes already in operate within the NACCOM Network, please click here.

If you would like to receive a hard copy for yourself or your organisation, please contact us. You can also download the full PDF here, or view it below:


Other NACCOM Reports and Submissions

Annual Report 2016-17


Annual Report 2016-17
Our latest Annual Report contains analysis from the 2016-17 accommodation survey, focusing on rising needs and outcomes achieved across the network. It also includes an overview of our capacity building and awareness-raising activities and features case studies from service users and member projects. The report also includes an overview of our financial operations in 2016-17. If you would like to receive a hard copy of this report, please contact us.


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Annual Report 2015-16

Annual Report 2015-16

This year’s Annual Report contains a summary of our Vision document and an overview of our work and financial operations over the last year, alongside analysis from the 2016 accommodation survey. If you would like to receive a hard copy of this report please contact us.


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Tackling Homelessness and Destitution amongst Migrants With No Recourse to Public Funds - Lorraine Lois and Dave Smith

A Report on the Extent and Nature of Accommodation provided by NACCOM Member Organisations.

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Partner Reports

Asylum and Refugee Support: Civil Society Filling the Gaps? - Dr. Lucy Mayblin & Poppy James, October 2017

This report asks the question ‘What is the scale of the refugee third sector response to gaps in the support regime for asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers and refugees?’ and explores the financial cost to the refugee third sector of poverty and destitution among these groups, including the scale of the sector and the number and needs of people that are being supported. It also looks at how third sector groups are funded and makes key recommendations for changes to the sector. NACCOM, British Red Cross, ASSIST Sheffield and Asylum Welcome all featured as case studies in the report.

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Models of Accommodation and Support for Destitute Migrants with NRPF - Produced for Housing Justice, NACCOM and Praxis by Ceri Hutton and Sue Lukes, April 2015


A resource for practitioners and groups who want to get involved in accommodating destitute migrants.

There are a range of projects across the UK which have highlighted the presence of destitute migrants and the need to develop responses to their humanitarian needs. These projects have also developed innovative practices that have the potential to inspire others. This resource identifies some of the elements of best practice in relation to these models.

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How to Improve Services for Destitute Migrants - Heather Petch, John Perry and Sue Lukes

This report explains the nature and urgency of the problems affecting destitute migrants, what solutions might work and how obstacles to helping them can be tackled. It also gives advice on overcoming legal obstacles to giving help to destitute migrants.

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Models of Immigration Advice - Gina Clayton, Sept 2015

This study focuses on the legal needs of destitute refused asylum seekers. It builds on a 2013 report published by Asylum Aid: Rethinking Asylum Legal Representation. It sits within the 2015 movement of the homelessness and advice sectors whose aim is to collaborate and end destitution among migrants, and is addressed to funders, strategists and also to destitution support organisations. It shows that organisations that provide accommodation and destitution support are well placed to increase access to, and thereby the effectiveness of, asylum legal advice.

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Publications by other agencies

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