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National Audit Office publishes report into Home Office asylum accommodation and support contracts

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report into the Home’s Office’s asylum accommodation and AIRE (Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility) contracts, after it transitioned to them in September 2019. NACCOM and other sector partners welcome the report after flagging up concerns about both contracts’ performance, […]

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NACCOM Covid-19 Advocacy – Update on the Government’s ‘Everyone In’ guidance in relation to those with No Recourse to Public Funds

On March 26th, the Government instructed Local Authorities to accommodate all rough sleepers (regardless of immigration status) during the pandemic. After reports were circulated last week (May 15th) in the Manchester Evening News that the Government was now ‘winding up’ its ‘Everyone In’ programme, the Ministry for […]

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NACCOM Covid-19 Resources – Digital inclusion and enabling access to the internet for service users during the pandemic

Digital inclusion is particularly important not only to help service users access vital online services during the pandemic, but to reduce social isolation and support mental health and wellbeing during this extremely challenging time. The question of how best to support people accommodated across the network in […]

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NACCOM Covid-19 Advocacy – May update

Since the onset of the pandemic in the UK, alongside other organisations in the sector, NACCOM has been campaigning the Government to introduce some key policy changes in order to protect and support people with insecure migration status, those seeking asylum and refugees experiencing homelessness and destitution […]

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NACCOM Covid-19 Advocacy: PM must honour commitment to those who can’t access public funds during Coronavirus pandemic, say leading charities

On March 26th, NACCOM, member charities in our network, and other leading charities from across the migration sector, have once again written to the Prime Minister, urging him to make vital support available to those unable to access public funds  due to their uncertain migration status, during […]

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NACCOM Covid-19 Advocacy: Joint letter to the Prime Minister – policy recommendations to protect people who are experiencing homelessness and insecure migration statuses

Today (March 19th 2020), over 70 leading charities, organisations and individuals that provide essential services for people who are destitute and homeless because of their migration status are calling on the Government to take urgent action, as the Covid-19 crisis escalates. In a letter addressed to the […]

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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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‘The difference a warm welcome and adequate accommodation can make’- @JRSUK on their hosting scheme

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of those currently detained in Immigration Removal Centres near Heathrow and those made destitute during the asylum process. Naomi Turner is the Communities of Hospitality Coordinator and oversees JRS UK’s hosting scheme, ‘At Home’. This […]

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