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Guest blog: Boaz Trust – “No amount of charity will end the deliberate forms of destitution that our clients have had to endure. Only political change can achieve that.”

2021-05-25T12:09:51+01:0025 May 2021|Blog, News|

In response to an increasingly hostile Government approach to asylum and immigration, more and more of our frontline members are considering whether advocacy and campaigning work, alongside practical support, should be part of their strategic [...]

#SupportDontDeport – NACCOM stands against the new rough sleeping Immigration Rules

2021-06-10T13:17:23+01:0020 May 2021|Campaigns, News|

Alongside other leading homelessness charities, NACCOM has signed a pledge coordinated by Homeless Link to stand against the Government's changes to Immigration Rules, which will make rough sleeping grounds for refusing or cancelling a person's [...]

“Gathering meaningful data is crucial for effective advocacy” – how our data project is helping NACCOM members

2021-05-20T13:13:45+01:0013 May 2021|Blog, News|

Following the launch of our Data gathering project in March, consultant David Waterfall, whom NACCOM has commissioned to deliver the project, has been busy meeting members and supporting the development of NACCOM's 2021 Annual Membership [...]

Heather Petch joins the NACCOM team as Interim Director: “This is a critical time for destitute migrants and those at risk of destitution”

2021-05-20T13:14:54+01:004 May 2021|Blog, News|

In April, we welcomed Heather Petch to the NACCOM team as Interim Director. On joining NACCOM, Heather said: "I have been entrusted with the Interim Director role to work with Naccom trustees, staff, member organisations [...]

Guest blog: “We chose to rebrand as Safe in Scotland as a declaration of the future we want”

2021-04-29T12:34:27+01:0029 April 2021|Blog, News|

Safe in Scotland has been preventing homelessness among asylum seekers since 2011. In the below guest blog, we hear how the charity - formerly Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers - has remodelled their [...]

HCLG Select Committee report recognises negative impact of NRPF policy on preventing homelessness

2021-04-20T16:53:04+01:0020 April 2021|Campaigns, News|

In December 2020, NACCOM supported two experts by experience to give evidence to a panel of MPs at the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select Committee looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the [...]

“The NACCOM network is a beacon of hope” – reflections from our outgoing National Director, Renae Mann

2021-04-13T13:14:18+01:0026 March 2021|Blog, News|

Renae Mann, our outgoing National Director, reflects on her time at NACCOM: It’s been my huge privilege to lead NACCOM for the last seven months, and to see how a dedicated group of people can [...]

“We must uphold the right of people to seek protection here” – Our statement in response to the New Plan for Immigration

2021-04-20T14:58:44+01:0024 March 2021|Blog, News|

NACCOM's response to the Government's New Plan for Immigration, which was launched on 24th March 2021. "The proposals announced today as part of the New Plan for Immigration lay bare the Government’s contempt for the [...]

NACCOM launches new project to support members with evidence gathering

2021-02-26T12:57:13+00:0026 February 2021|News, Project news|

Evidencing the vital role that frontline services play in responding to destitution is critical for effective influencing of decision-makers about the policies that create such problems in the first place, and in the process of identifying and strengthening good practice models to demonstrate how it can be prevented. As [...]

“If you are a human being, you should be able to access your basic needs like food, cleaning yourself and staying in accommodation” – Abeo’s story; experiences of homelessness during the pandemic

2021-04-16T11:38:00+01:0029 January 2021|Blog|

In December, NACCOM supported two experts by experience to give evidence to a panel of MPs at the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee's inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on homelessness and the [...]

Guest blog: “All health is public health; tackling asylum destitution during the pandemic” – Phil Davis, Hope Projects

2021-01-27T08:44:55+00:0027 January 2021|Blog|

CEO of Hope Projects in the West Midlands, and NACCOM Trustee, Phil Davis reflects below on the lessons learnt by one frontline charity as they continue to support people experiencing destitution at the hands of [...]

NACCOM joins with leading homelessness charities to condemn the changes to immigration rules that could see migrant rough sleepers deported

2020-12-15T11:02:03+00:006 November 2020|Campaigns, News|

New immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough will endanger lives, undermine progress in reducing homelessness and must be reconsidered. That is the message being sent today (November 5th) the UK Government by Crisis, Shelter, St [...]

#StopAsylumEvictions; No evictions into homelessness – our response to the Home Office decision on asylum evictions and call to action 

2020-12-02T08:50:51+00:0024 September 2020|Blog, Campaigns, News|

As of the 15th September, the Home Office has resumed evictions from asylum accommodation for people with a negative decision in England, with plans to resume in Scotland and Wales in the future. We are [...]

‘Locked into Poverty’ – new research on asylum support rates and poverty in the UK asylum system

2020-11-06T12:20:03+00:006 November 2020|Reports and research, Campaigns, News|

The charity Asylum Matters has published a report - ‘Locked into Poverty – life on asylum support’ - which reveals a picture of poverty, exclusion and hardship for people seeking asylum wholly reliant on Government support [...]

Anti-Slavery Day: NACCOM joins with 50+ experts to call for end to harms facing survivors

2020-10-20T15:28:42+01:0020 October 2020|Campaigns, News|

On Anti-Slavery Day 2020 (18th October), NACCOM has joined with over 50 organisations, activists and individuals to write to the Prime Minister with the message that the UK's emphasis on immigration control, at the expense [...]

NACCOM supports the #HandsUp4OurHealth campaign – campaigning for access to healthcare for everyone

2020-10-16T11:21:15+01:0016 October 2020|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM has joined a campaign coordinated by Doctors of the World, Lancett Migration and the Faculty of Public Health calling for universal and equitable access to NHS services, during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond. The [...]

Open letter to the Prime Minister – Reverse the decision to evict people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) into homelessness

2020-10-15T13:53:53+01:001 October 2020|Campaigns, News|

Today (October 1st 2020), NACCOM joins 228 organisations and 597 individuals who are joining together as a collective voice to tell the Prime Minister to reverse the decision to evict people with No Recourse to [...]

UK Faith leaders call for Home Office to halt asylum evictions – Open letter to the Home Secretary

2020-10-01T14:24:31+01:001 October 2020|Campaigns, News|

A group of UK faith leaders, including representatives from Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Hindu communities, has written to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, calling for the Government to reverse its plan to make thousands of [...]

Full Agenda released for our online AGM and Annual Survey launch – Monday 28th September

2020-10-20T12:05:32+01:0015 September 2020|Conferences, News|

NACCOM invites members, partners and supporters to join us for the online launch of our Annual Survey and Impact Report at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 28th September 2020. Attendees will hear about [...]

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