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Open letter to Local Authorities – halt evictions of those experiencing homelessness with NRPF from emergency accommodation

NACCOM has joined more than a hundred charities, campaign groups, lawyers and local councillors to urge local councils not to evict homeless people with NRPF from emergency accommodation provided through the Covid-19 homelessness response. The open letter, coordinated by Haringey Migrant Support Centre, also asks councils not […]

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NACCOM annual membership survey 2020 – how we use our members’ data to make an impact

At NACCOM, a key way that we work to end destitution is by gathering evidence on the needs of people requiring the services of our membership, due to failures in the immigration system that have left them homeless and destitute.   Such data, alongside the stories of people with lived experience of such injustices, informs our policy and campaign work whilst supporting the development of good […]

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Advocacy

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 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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CAMPAIGNS

Advocacy round-up; updates on #LiftTheBan, the parliamentray debate on refugee move-on support, and the new Immigration Bill

Our Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, Jessie Seal, gives us an update on some key advocacy activity and developments from the last few weeks. Joint campaigns: #LiftTheBan This week, the #LiftTheBan coalition held their first meeting since the start of the new parliament. Some incredible work has been […]

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CAMPAIGNS

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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CAMPAIGNS

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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CAMPAIGNS

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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‘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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Guest blog – “We’re happy to host” A delegate’s view of NACCOM’s hosting convention 2019

Esther Bakari from Birmingham Community Hosting Network (BIRCH) shares her experience of our Happy To Host annual convention: “Saturday 13th July saw the introduction of the ‘Happy to Host’ Convention organised by NACCOM. “Taking place at Amnesty’s Human Rights Centre, in London, around 80 individuals from NACCOM’s […]

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Apply to be our next Policy and Advocacy Worker and join the fight to #EndDestitution – deadline Monday 1st April

NACCOM is recruiting for a Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (maternity cover)- could you be the person we’re looking for? The Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will oversee NACCOM’s advocacy work, developing and implementing the advocacy strategy. They will consult with member organisations and the people they are working […]

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