The themes of this year’s Guardian and Observer charity appeal are youth homelessness and destitution among asylum seekers. These are overlapping causes which are both compelling and urgent, and which highlight the dire risk that austerity and the erosion of the social security safety net pose to some of society’s most vulnerable people. We are pleased to hear that our partners at NACCOM have been chosen as one of the three charities for the appeal, together with Centrepoint and Depaul UK.
NACCOM’s mission is to end destitution among asylum seekers, refugees and migrants with no recourse to public funds living in the UK. The majority of funds will be redistributed to its members which includes more than 40 charities and projects that provide accommodation, including housing, night shelters and hosting schemes, to people who cannot access mainstream support and accommodation. In the last year it accommodated 1,907 people. This is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the destitution and homelessness often faced by asylum-seekers and refugees. You can spread the word using #BreaktheChain and #DignityNotDestitution.