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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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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: PM must honour commitment to those who can’t access public funds during Coronavirus pandemic, say leading charities

On March 26th, NACCOM, member charities in our network, and other leading charities from across the migration sector, have once again written to the Prime Minister, urging him to make vital support available to those unable to access public funds  due to their uncertain migration status, during […]

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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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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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SECTOR NEWS

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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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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Member Spotlight: One Roof Leicester on their winter night shelter: ‘One of the most rewarding parts is seeing the transformation in the guests’

Salma Ravat is the manager of One Roof Leicester (ORL), a NACCOM member in the Midlands working to reduce homelessness in their local community. One Roof runs a winter night shelter alongside a year-round housing scheme. As the winter draws to an end, we caught up with […]

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An update on the APPG on Ending Homelessness and the launch of its recent report

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ending Homelessness recently launched its second annual report. The focus was on migrant homelessness, youth homelessness and rapid rehousing models.  The report, which can be found in full here, includes key findings and recommendations related to barriers faced by migrants, summarised […]

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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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