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“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

2021-04-13T13:15:20+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 [...]

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 [...]

New project launched by Homeless Link and NACCOM will develop roadmap for homelessness services working with people with NRPF

2021-02-02T14:00:48+00:002 February 2021|News, Project news|

A new project was launched today (2nd February) by Homeless Link in partnership with NACCOM, that will aim to improve the homelessness offer for migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) in England. With [...]

Blog: If we are to “build back better” for the post-Covid era, we must tackle health inequality, writes NACCOM’s National Director, Renae Mann

2021-04-16T11:43:41+01:0029 January 2021|News|

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the gross health inequalities that exist in our society. If we are to "build back better" so that everyone has a chance to thrive, we must deal with the root [...]

“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 [...]

“This week’s events in America should stand as a reminder to all those who hold political office that their words have the power” – NACCOM’s National Director reflects on an unprecedented week in US politics

2021-01-08T13:45:07+00:008 January 2021|News|

On January 6th 2021, far-right extremists violently entered the US Capitol building - the seat of American democracy - to disrupt the Electoral Vote Count that would certify Joe Biden as the next President of [...]

‘Destitution in the UK’ – new research by Joseph Roundtree Foundation shows alarming rise in destitution levels, with migrants disproportionately affected

2020-12-09T10:49:36+00:009 December 2020|Reports and research, News|

The Joseph Roundtree Foundation (JRF) has released its third 'Destitution in the UK' report, which reveals an alarming rise in levels of destitution experienced by people living in the UK. The 2020 report, based on [...]

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 [...]

Joint-letter – New Home Office policy on rough sleeping and the increased risks of modern slavery

2020-12-01T15:51:22+00:001 December 2020|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM has joined with 150 other organisations and individuals to voice our concerns about changes to immigration rules that could see non-UK nationals deported for rough sleeping. In a joint letter on December 1st led [...]

#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 [...]

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 [...]

Prime Minister must act to protect those experiencing homelessness with insecure migration status during pandemic – read our joint letter

2020-08-11T16:57:45+01:0019 March 2020|Campaigns, News|

NACCOM, along with over 60 other organisations, has jointly written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urge the Government to put in place measures to protect those experiencing homelessness and destitution because of their [...]

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

2020-02-20T23:19:02+00:0020 February 2020|Reports and research, Blog, Campaigns, News|

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’, [...]

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 [...]

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