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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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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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Ending Migrant Homelessness Conference – NACCOM, CRISIS and Homes for Cathy host one-day event to explore solutions to migrant homelessness

NACCOM, CRISIS and the Homes for Cathy group of Housing Associations are hosting a conference looking at Ending Migrant Homelessness. This one-day event will bring together Housing Associations, charities and other accommodation providers to share ideas and find solutions for expanding accommodation provision, specifically for people experiencing […]

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Scotland’s highest court rules ‘lock-change evictions’ are legal, putting many people seeking asylum at risk of homelessness

Last week, Scotland’s highest court ruled that lock-change evictions of people seeking asylum without court orders are legal. This means that those whose asylum claims have been refused can be evicted, putting them at immediate risk of homelessness at an extremely vulnerable point in their lives, and […]

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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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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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