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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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Job Vacancies in the Network in May

Please see below for vacancies this month, including NACCOM’s Campaigns and Policy Co-ordinator and new opportunities with our members. Got something to advertise? Get in touch. NACCOM is recruiting a Campaigns and Policy Co-ordinator  – Maternity Cover NACCOM is recruiting a Campaigns and Policy Co-ordinator for maternity cover. […]

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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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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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Seeking Asylum- report by civil society groups in West Midlands on women’s experiences in the asylum process

‘Seeking Asylum’, a report on women’s Experiences of Home Office Decision Making, Destitution and Mental Health Issues, has been recently published by a group of civil society activists including women seeking asylum in the West Midlands. The authors highlight the UK’s failure to fulfil the Convention on […]

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Research identifies urgent need for human rights approach to tackle destitution in Scotland

‘From Pillar to Post’, new research by several Scottish refugee charities released this week, calls for a human rights based strategy to tackle asylum destitution. The research, coordinated by the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service (DASS), a Glasgow based project coordinated by the Refugee Survival Trust, Scottish Refugee Council, […]

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Research by Scottish agencies highlights major problems in Section 4 support process

Partner agencies in Scotland have published findings on delays with Section 4 applications which demonstrate systemic problems with the system. The research, which was gathered from April 2017- April 2018, highlights the challenges that people face in accessing this vital support, which is only available to those who are destitute […]

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Job Vacancies in the Network in November-December

Please read on for details of job vacancies in the network this month. Got something to advertise? Get in touch here. Job vacancies featured below include: Jesuit Refugee Service– Refugee Activity Coordinator ASSIST Sheffield– Client Support Manager Action Foundation– Support Worker Praxis Community Projects– Group Worker The Jesuit Refugee […]

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‘Still An Ordeal’ – British Red Cross releases latest report on destitution in the move on period for newly recognised refugees

Today the British Red Cross releases ‘Still An Ordeal’, examining the experiences of new refugees who face destitution after moving on from asylum support. The report concludes that the 28-day move-on period ‘is leaving refugees on the brink of extreme poverty.’ Below we share a summary of […]

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Member Spotlight: ‘We desperately need policy change’ – Boaz Trust on the importance of gathering information on refugee homelessness

The Boaz Trust have been running a night shelter in Manchester for ten years now as part of their work to end destitution amongst people seeking sanctuary in the UK. As well as directly delivering life saving accommodation and support, in 2017-18 they worked with other NACCOM members to […]

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Member Spotlight - Lancashire Sanctuary Homes Project

Member Spotlight: Refugee Survival Trust

This month’s update comes from the Refugee Survival Trust, one of NACCOM’s members working to end destitution in Scotland. As we write, it has been a busy and difficult few days for the charity’s small team, beginning with news that the local asylum accommodation provider, Serco, is planning to […]

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