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

2021-04-13T13:15:20+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 lays bare the Government’s contempt for 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 [...]

Human Rights Day Vigil – December 10th; a moment to come together and remember, reflect and bear witness to suffering and injustice in the immigration system

2020-12-15T10:23:11+00:0020 November 2020|News|

This year has been a year like no other. The impact of Covid-19 on our lives has been profound and far-reaching - no-one has been left unaffected by this deadly disease. As a network, we [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

Closing the gap – NACCOM’s response to the NAO’s inquiry into Universal Credit; getting to the first payment

2020-02-11T16:33:44+00:0011 February 2020|Reports and research, Campaigns|

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 [...]

New research by Women for Refugee Women shines a spotlight on the experiences of destitute women seeking asylum

2020-02-11T12:24:48+00:0011 February 2020|Reports and research, Campaigns, Conferences, News, Resources|

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 [...]

Guest blog: “Such extreme want as threatens life” – an account of destitution during the asylum process

2019-11-19T14:22:48+00:0019 November 2019|Blog, News|

In this compelling guest blog, Phil Davis, Coordinator for Hope Projects in Birmingham, part of the NACCOM network, looks at some of the key factors that lead to destitution for those who are appeal rights [...]

Charities highlight severe failures in the new Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility Assistance (AIRE) contract

2019-11-07T13:42:19+00:007 November 2019|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM is one of 120 charities to call for urgent action to be taken to review "severe failures" in the new Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility Assistance (AIRE) contract, which delivers asylum support. In a [...]

How has NACCOM made an impact this year? Read our 2018-2019 Impact Report

2019-10-24T13:59:56+01:0024 October 2019|Campaigns, News, Resources|

[button link="https://naccom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NACCOM-ImpactReport_2019-10-11_DIGITAL.pdf" bg_color="#3d9293"]DOWNLOAD OUR 2018 - 2019 IMPACT REPORT[/button] Hazel Williams, NACCOM’s National Director, introduces our latest Impact Report and outlines how NACCOM has made an impact this year. “This is the second Impact Report [...]

‘Missing the Safety Net’ – Government failings are leaving vulnerable people seeking asylum homeless and hungry, new joint report finds

2019-09-05T12:08:39+01:005 September 2019|Campaigns|

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, [...]

A joint open letter to the new Home Secretary, from organisations working in the refugee and migration sector

2019-10-21T10:17:13+01:0031 July 2019|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM has joined with 37 other organisations working in the migration and refugee sector to send an open, joint letter to the new Home Secretary, Priti Patel, outlining the current pressing issues within the UK [...]

Calling frontline asylum organisations! New programme from Refugee Action

2019-02-15T08:48:18+00:0015 February 2019|News, Project news, Resources|

Refugee Action’s Asylum Guide Network is growing across the UK. With programmes in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, Refugee Action are looking for 15 further organisations to join and offer Asylum Guides within their services. Read [...]

The Immigration White Paper – what it says, what it doesn’t say, and what happens next

2019-01-10T10:37:59+00:0010 January 2019|Campaigns, News, Resources|

The Immigration White Paper was released on 19th December 2018, setting out the Government’s plans for implementing the UK’s immigration system in light of the planned exit from the European Union. Most of its emphasis [...]

Response to the Home Office announcement about ‘safe country reviews’ after five years

2017-04-26T14:01:30+01:0017 March 2017|News|

In recent years, public outcry on issues relating to refugee support, and government-sponsored programmes such as the Syrian Resettlement Scheme, have indicated growing recognition of the needs and rights of refugees in this country. It is therefore [...]

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