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CAMPAIGNS

Our key campaign priorities for 2021

NACCOM works with our members across the UK and people with lived experience to evidence and call for an end to destitution. Whilst we continue to reflect and learn from last year’s unprecedented challenges, we are now looking firmly ahead and are determined to make the most of the opportunities for change that could present themselves in 2021. There will no doubt be further challenges to face, given the ongoing uncertainty posed […]

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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

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 causes of this tragedy, writes NACCOM’s National Director, Renae Mann.  People from […]

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Advocacy

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

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 insecure migration status during the pandemic. The letter calls for urgent measures […]

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CAMPAIGNS

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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CAMPAIGNS

NACCOM’s key asks – the five policies the next Government needs to adopt to #EndDestitution

Whatever the outcome of today’s General Election, NACCOM is asking the next Government to adopt these key policies to #EndDestitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants with no recourse to public funds. Hazel Williams, NACCOM’s National Director, commented: “Destitution has a devastating impact on the […]

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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT FOR WEBSITE

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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‘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 - Lancashire Sanctuary Homes Project

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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Job vacancies across the network

Job Vacancies in the Network in May

Several NACCOM members are recruiting at the moment, please see below for details and contact the organisations directly for further information. Abigail Housing- Volunteer Co-ordinator (CP24: £21,962* (pro rata for 20 hrs per week) Abigail Housing provides supported housing to individuals at the end of the asylum process. This includes new […]

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